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Living With an Invisible Learning Challenge
Why it Can be so Annoying or Frustrating to be a NVLDer Sometimes?

Living With an Invisible Learning Challenge

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 30:36


Have you ever been annoyed or frustrated because your brain works differently than most? Or because you remember things differently than others do? Are you tired of repeating yourself because others forget things they said more easily than you do? I have had all of these experiences because of being a neurodivergent with NLD. Often it's hard for me to describe to someone else how my brain works because I'm still trying to figure that out for myself. It's also hard to understand it when you don't know how to describe the learning challenge you have because there's not one agreed-upon definition of it. And sometimes it's hard to find the words to describe what it feels like to be neurodivergent. Sorry I didn't do the support group for Nuerodivergents today because it's been hard for me to do them lately with my chronic migraines and family drama. Links to articles: https://nvld.org/about-growing-up-anita/ https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/symptoms/23154-neurodivergent https://www.understood.org/en/articles/5-confusing-signs-of-nonverbal-learning-disabilities Links for The NVLD Project fundraisers: bit.ly/3VGPWwu bit.ly/3Hllqnt Links for new podcasts: Shero: Be Your Own Hero Trailer: https://open.spotify.com/show/1O7Mb26wUJIsGzZPHuFlhX?si=c3b2fabc1f334284 Chats, Barks, & Growls: Convos With My Pet Trailer: https://open.spotify.com/show/74BJO1eOWkpFGN5fT7qJHh?si=4440df59d52c4522 Think Out: Free Your Imagination Trailer: https://open.spotify.com/episode/71UWHOgbkYtNoHiUagruBj?si=3d96889cfd2f487b Link for BetterHelp sponsorship: https://bit.ly/3A15Ac1 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jennifer8697/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jennifer8697/support

The GallowgateShots Podcast
Match Reaction | Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Newcastle United | A Frustrating Night

The GallowgateShots Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 30:57


Scott, Kris, Iain and Joe give us their instant reaction to the 0-0 draw away to Crystal Palace  Become a Gallowgateshots Member: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWLH... Make sure you subscribe for more NUFC content throughout the season. This podcast is part of the @90min Football network Follow the Socials: GallowgateShots Twitter: https://twitter.com/GallowgateShots AWSF Twitter: https://twitter.com/AWSFpodcast GS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GallowgateSh... GS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gallowgate_... ... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

THE Podcast: Ohio State Football News
THE Podcast Daily: Ohio State captain Kamryn Babb on frustrating career, plans for what's next

THE Podcast: Ohio State Football News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 32:36


Ohio State captain Kamryn Babb joins THE Podcast Daily for a Freaky Friday interview with Austin Ward and Jeremy Birmingham.Plus, Austin spends time talking with the Buckeyes swimming and diving team ahead of a big weekend showdown against their rivals.

Planet MicroCap Podcast | MicroCap Investing Strategies
Overcoming Frustrating Investments, What Worked in 2022 and What Didn't with Adam Wilk, Founder and Portfolio Manager of Greystone Capital Management

Planet MicroCap Podcast | MicroCap Investing Strategies

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 52:55


For today's show, I invited back on Adam Wilk, Founder and Portfolio Manager of Greystone Capital Management. It's still January, it's still time to reflect on the year that was, and so, we did just that. Last time I had Adam on was about 4 years ago, and since then his fund has grown, as well as his experience as a MicroCap investor. We jam on a few topics here today: what worked for him in 2022, specifically: businesses doing accretive M&A (which we get into more) and activist involvement, what didn't work, managing mental and emotional side of investing, especially in a year like 2022, capital raising in this environment and positioning himself heading into 2023. Speaking to the headline of today's show, we also discuss why his investment in Polished.com has, "been one of the more frustrating investments I've ever made", and the idea of frustrating investments in general. For more information about Adam Wilk and Greystone Capital Management, please visit: https://www.greystonevalue.com/  You can Follow Adam Wilk on Twitter @AKWilk: https://twitter.com/AKWilk Today's episode is sponsored by: Stream by AlphaSense, an expert interview transcript library that integrates AI-generated call summaries and NLP search technology so their clients can quickly pinpoint the most critical insights. Start your FREE trial on their website: https://streamrg.co/PMC Planet MicroCap Podcast is on YouTube! All archived episodes and each new episode will be posted on the SNN Network YouTube channel. I've provided the link in the description if you'd like to subscribe. You'll also get the chance to watch all our Video Interviews with management teams, educational panels from the conference, as well as expert commentary from some familiar guests on the podcast. Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1Q5Yfym Click here to rate and review the Planet MicroCap Podcast The Planet MicroCap Podcast is brought to you by SNN Incorporated, publishers of www.SNN.Network, The Official MicroCap News Source, and the MicroCap Review Magazine, the leading magazine in the MicroCap market. You can Follow the Planet MicroCap Podcast on Twitter @BobbyKKraft

The Breakdown with Shaun King
Ep. 740 - Why I found MLK Day to be a bit frustrating this year

The Breakdown with Shaun King

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 17:01


I'm a HUGE Dr. King fan and follower and have been for most of the past 30+ years. But this year, for the first time in a long time, I found myself with the time and space to reflect on how this nation honors (or dishonors) Dr. King on his birthday year after year. Don't get me wrong - I am nothing but glad to see Dr. King honored at this time every year, but part of me has grown to think that we are no longer actually honoring Dr. King, but this nation is, instead, creating a bland, toothless, colorless caricature of the man and forcing it on all of us. Dr. King was a revolutionary. The man had more courage in his pinky toe than most of us have in our entire body. He spoke truth to power. And this nation hated him for it. I saw a few things yesterday that made me sad and certainly a bit frustrated. Let me unpack and explain it all. To listen to today's FULL EPISODE of The Breakdown go now to Apple Podcasts or Spotify and search for “The Breakdown with Shaun King.” Subscribe there for FREE and listen to the whole podcast. If you are already on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, please subscribe, listen, share, leave reviews, and listen daily to the entire episode. The more of it you listen to, the better it is for us. Love and appreciate you all. Shaun

Gyro Step: A Milwaukee Bucks Pod
It's Groundhog Day...again...for the Bucks, plus coping with a frustrating season to date | Win in 6 #383

Gyro Step: A Milwaukee Bucks Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 85:39


In the latest episode of the Win In 6 Podcast, Adam McGee and Jordan Treske work through the frustrations of the Bucks' season to date, and discuss how injuries and the waiting game for returns have the team and the conversation around them going in circles. The Gyro Step Podcast Network is proud to call Blue Wire's network of podcasts home. You can follow Rohan and Ti  and the Gyro Step itself on Twitter, and send either of them a screenshot of you listening or rating and reviewing the pod to get in the Gyro Group discord! You also can (and should!) follow Adam, Jordan, and Win In 6 Podcast on Twitter as well! You should also follow and subscribe to GSPN's Crewsing for a Brewsing, hosted by Andrew Snyder and Adam, for all your Milwaukee Brewers podcast needs, Talk of the Tundra hosted by Numac for all things Green Bay Packers, and Make Time for This for a slice of pop culture and everything else from the GSPN crew! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Raptors Show with Will Lou
Raptors Reaction: Guards No-Show in Yet Another Frustrating Loss at Home

The Raptors Show with Will Lou

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 26:40


Host William Lou recaps the Toronto Raptors' 114-103 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Three stars: Scottie Barnes, Chris Boucher, Precious Achiuwa. Gerald Henderson award: AJ Griffin. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Rabbi Zushe Greenberg
Torah Class - Parshat Va'eira: Feeling Frustrated?

Rabbi Zushe Greenberg

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 54:22


Torah Class - Parshat Va'eira: Feeling Frustrated? Do you feel ineffective in your personal life? Frustrating by the difficulty in influencing people? The ten plagues have a lesson for you. Click here for the class handout

Live Like the World is Dying
S1E56 - This Year in the Apocalypse 2022

Live Like the World is Dying

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 59:05


Episode Summary Brooke and Margaret recap the passed year of horrifying events, from climate collapse, to inflation economics, to developments with Covid, mass shooting, why the police continue to suck, culture wars, bodily autonomy, why capitalism ruins everything, as well as a glimpse of what could be coming this next year both hopeful and dreadful in This Year in the Apocalypse. Host Info Margaret can be found on twitter @magpiekilljoy or instagram at @margaretkilljoy. Brooke is just great and can be found at Strangers helping up keep our finances intact and on Twitter or Mastodon @ogemakweBrooke Publisher Info This show is published by Strangers in A Tangled Wilderness. We can be found at www.tangledwilderness.org, or on Twitter @TangledWild and Instagram @Tangled_Wilderness. You can support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/strangersinatangledwilderness. Next Episode Hopefully will come out Friday, Jan. 31st. Transcript This Year in the Apocalypse 2022 Brooke 00:15 Hello and welcome to Live Like the World is Dying, your podcast for what feels like the end times. I'm Brooke Jackson, your co-host for this episode, along with the indomitable Margaret killjoy. Margaret 00:27 Hiiii Brooke 00:28 We have something extra special for you. Hi, Margaret. You might be familiar with the monthly segment we started in 2022: This Month in the Apocalypse, and today we will take that into a sub segment: This Year in the Apocalypse. But, first we have to shout out to another member of the Channel Zero network of anarchists podcasts, but playing a little jingle from one of our comrades, Boo doo doo doo, doo doo. Brooke 01:18 And we're back. So, before I tell people about this extra special episode, I want to officially say "Hello," to my co host, Margaret. Hi, Margaret. Margaret 01:36 Hello, how are you? Brooke 01:38 I'm doing okay. How are you doing? Margaret 01:42 I'm doing terrible, and I'm not going to talk about it. Brooke 01:45 Okay, that's fair. That sounds like me most of the time. Okay, well, speaking of terrible, how did the last year treat you now that we've flipped the calendar? Is there anything you would like to say to the year 2022? Margaret 01:59 You know, it's fine. It's just the year 2020 part three. As far as the other parts of the year 2020, it's been...it was chiller, then parts one and two. Not from a climate point of view, but from a fascism point of view. Brooke 02:21 Oh, okay. That's a good point. Well, I feel like 2022 as with most years....Sorry. What, Margaret? Margaret 02:30 Everything's fine. Nothing bad happened. That's the end of the episode. Brooke 02:33 Always. Margaret 02:34 Everything's good. Brooke 02:35 Okay, cool. Well, this has been a fun recording. Yeah. Well, as with most years, in the last decade, I say, "Fuck you to 2022," and would like to burn it all down. So, we have that going for us. Margaret 02:51 Alright, fuck you, 2022. I do that when I leave a state. Brooke 02:58 You say, "Fuck you," to the State behind you? Margaret 02:59 Yeah, yeah. Brooke 03:01 Even even Oregon, even when you came to visit us out here? Margaret 03:05 Why would I? Why would Oregon be any different? Brooke 03:08 Because some of the people you love are in Oregon. Margaret 03:16 Whatever, fuck you too....I mean, many of the people I love were also in the year 2022. Brooke 03:21 Okay, all right. You got me. Margaret 03:24 Okay. Brooke 03:24 One point: Margaret , zero points: Brooke. Margaret 03:26 Yep, that's what I was saying. Brooke 03:27 Yeah. So. So, I was thinking about how we do this extra fun, special episode of This Year in the Apocalypse. And being typical Brooke, I was like, let's come up with a very orderly fashion in which to do this. I shall take all of the months and pick one thing per month, and we shall be organized. And spoiler alert for the audience. Margaret and I came up with separate lists. We haven't seen each other's lists. We don't know what each other shittiest things are. Margaret 03:53 Wait, I didn't pick the shittiest things. I just picked stuff. Brooke 03:56 Oh, damn, I pick the shitty stuff. Margaret 04:00 Okay, well, I tried to go with a little bit of, there's not a lot of hope in here. There's a little bit of hope in here. Brooke 04:08 It's funny, because when I was thinking about this, I was like, oh, Margaret should do the happy stuff, because Margaret does Cool People. And I can be the the Roberts Evans, everything's bastards side of the simulation. Margaret 04:20 Okay, well, it's a good thing we're figuring this out right now, on air. Brooke 04:23 Right? Margaret 04:24 Okay. So, we'll start with your month by month and then I'll interject? Margaret 04:28 That's fine. Brooke 04:28 Super fun. Yeah. And like a disclaimer on the month by month is that not all months were created equal. So, it's like, whatever the shittiest thing in one month, maybe, you know, way shittier than next month. That's annoying to like, try and compare them in that way. It was a silly way for me to do it, but.. here we are. Brooke 04:30 All right. flashing back 12 months to January, 2022: America hit a million COVID cases with Omicron surging, so Good job America. COVID ongoing and bad. Margaret 05:04 We're number one. Brooke 05:06 Yeah. The other the other real shitty, horrible thing in January was inflation, which technically was pretty crappy in 2021, as well. But we started feeling it more in January like that's when it started hitting and then was kind of ongoing throughout this year as businesses responded to the inflation, had to start raising prices and stuff. Well, had to...some had to, some chose to because they could get away with it. Margaret 05:34 Should I? I wrote down all the inflation numbers for the end of the year. Brooke 05:39 Yeah, baby. Margaret 05:41 The OECD, which stands for something something something, it's a group of 38 countries that sit around and talk about how great they are, or whatever economic something, something. You think I would have written it down. They do. They calculate inflation for their member countries, based on the Consumer Price index. It averaged. This is as of October, the report in December, talks about it as of October, it averaged about 10.7% overall inflation across these 38 countries in the last year. Food averaged at...I wrote down 6.1%. But, I actually think it was slightly higher than that. I think I typo-ed that. Brooke 06:22 In the US was closer to 8%. Margaret 06:26 Yeah, and then, okay. More developed nations saw this all a little bit lower the G7, which is the Group of Seven, it's the seven countries who have the elite cool kids club, and try and tell everyone what to do. Their overall inflation was 7.8%, as compared to the 10.7%. Inflation in the US actually tapered off most than most other countries, probably because we fuck everyone else over, but I couldn't specifically tell you. Inflation is a bit of a black box that even the people who know what inflation is don't really understand. And, energy inflation in general was the most brutal. Italy saw 70% energy inflation in the last year. It was 58%. In the UK, it was 17% in the US. So energy, inflation is actually outpacing even food inflation. And most of the food inflation, as we've talked about, at different times on this is caused by rising costs of fertilizer and like diesel and things like that. Yeah, that's what I got about inflation. There was a lot of it. It's technically tapering off a little bit in the United States. Just this moment. Brooke 07:41 Yeah, I was actually listening to a economics report about that yesterday about how it's tapering off a little bit. The extra shitty thing that happened in February, which added to the drastically increasing fuel prices and food prices, was that fucking Russia invaded Ukraine,and started bombing shit there. Margaret 08:04 Boo. Brooke 08:06 And that that might win as...if we're taking a poll here of all of the worst things that happened in the last year, I kind of feel like that, you know, that's got to be one of the top three. Margaret 08:16 It's, it's up there. Yeah. Even in terms of its effects on the rest of the world, even like, if you're like, on a, well, what do I care about what two European countries are doing? Because, but it affects the shit out of the global south. Ukraine in particular, and also Russia providing a very large percentage of the grain and wheat that goes to, especially Africa. So, yeah, a lot of the energy inflation in the rest of Europe is also a direct result of Russian imperialism. Brooke 08:47 Yeah, it's pretty...it's fucked up a lot of stuff. There was another shitty thing that happened before that happened in February, which is what the Olympics began. And you know, Boo the Olympics. Yeah. So then we then we moved into March and there was this thing called COVID. And then there was this bad inflation happening and then this war over in Ukraine, but then we also, in Florida decided to pass a bill, the nicknamed 'Don't Say Gay' bill. Margaret 09:18 Yeah. I can't believe that was less than a year ago. That was like eight culture wars ago. Brooke 09:26 I know, because I got some of the other ones coming up here. And it was like, oh, fuck, that's still a thing. And then moving into April, so, there was like this war going on, and inflation was bad, and people were dying of this pandemic that we were living in, and then also, the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial began. And that might not seem like one of the shittiest things, but for like anyone who's been a survivor of domestic violence, and the way that trial it seemed like you know, every social media platform like you were getting like ads for it. Right? I know, other people talked about this, like everyone was seeing all these ads for news reports on it. It was like way at the top of the list. And, you know, again, domestic abuse survivor, like, I don't, I don't need to be reminded about, you know, this awful ongoing domestic abuse trial. Margaret 10:19 Yeah, yeah, that was, um, I like try to avoid everything that has to do with celebrities, but realizing how much that that like, ties into, I don't know, how we all talk about all of this shit. I have nothing really clever to say besides like, oh, my God, it's so fucked up. And I don't trust mainstream discourse around any of it. Yeah, Brooke 10:39 For sure. We also saw because of climate issues, Lake Mead was dropping to dangerously low levels, starting all the way in April. And I feel like we could have done this whole episode on climate catastrophes that happened in the last year, like This Year in the Apocalypse could have just been climate change. It was a lot. Margaret 11:00 Yes, well, fortunately that will start overriding everything else over the next couple of years. So, you know....One or the other just to Lake thing on my note, Lake Powell, which provides power to 4.5 million people could reach minimum power pool status by July [2023]. So that's a that's an upcoming thing to look forward to. Brooke 11:29 Yay, for the year ahead. Yeah, I don't even know what the status of Lake Mead is right now. I'm sure it's not doing great. And we'll probably start hearing about it again in the spring as it's at dangerously low levels, find more bodies and boats and whatever else. Margaret 11:46 And they're both. Both are on the Colorado River. Yeah, they're both on the Colorado River. Brooke 11:51 Yeah. And if you're not familiar with why Lake Mead matters, John Oliver actually did a really good piece on it on his show that talks about the water rights and stuff. I think it was John Oliver. Maybe it was John Stewart. Margaret 12:07 And if you want to read a terrible...a very good, although misogynist dystopia about what's coming in terms of water rights, there's a book called "The Water Knife" by Paulo [Bacigalupi], whose name last name I don't know how to pronounce. It's an Italian name. I think yeah, Brooke 12:21 I actually have that on my to-read-shelf. Margaret 12:23 Yeah, it's, um, that man should not be allowed to write sex worker characters ever again. Brooke 12:29 Thank you for the notice there on what to expect on that aspect. Margaret 12:34 But other than that, other than that, it's very interesting book. Brooke 12:40 Okay. May brought us a couple of big bad shootings, which is, you know, not again, not to diminish any other school shootings or shootings that happened or the fact that they're going on, you know, all the time in schools, but they were the ones that like, hit the news, really big. There was the Buffalo, New York supermarket shooting that happened. And then the towards the end of the month was that just God awful Robb Elementary School shooting in Texas, that I don't know how everyone else experienced it. But I, as a parent, you know, whose child who's only slightly older than that. It was absolutely horrifying for me and enraging, and I had a lot of feelings about it. And you know, school shootings are always hard to see, but that one in particular... Margaret 13:29 This is the coward cops one, where they kept parents out who were the parents who were trying to like save kids? Brooke 13:33 Yeah, for like 72 minutes or something like that, more than that they were outside the door where the guy was actively shooting on children. Margaret 13:41 This is...the character of American law enforcement was laid bare on that day, is how I feel. I mean, I have many feelings on all of it, but... Brooke 13:53 And that was in Uvalde, Texas, where they have two separate police systems. There is a police system just for the schools there in addition to the town's police. Margaret 14:07 There was that, uh, there was that lawsuit 10,15,20 years ago, something, where a man who was like, I think it was someone who's like stabbing people on the train, you know, just like, just just doing that thing. And, and a man stopped him, stopped the stabby guy while the cops cowered in behind, like they went into, like the driver's compartment of the train, and they just hid from the stabby guy. And the the guy stopped the stabby guy sued...I might have the details of this wrong. Sued and was like, the police have a duty to protect people. And it came back, the judge is like, "Actually they don't, it is literally not the jobs. The police's job is not to protect you. That is not their job." And, the sooner we all realize that the safer we'll be, because the more people will realize that safety is something that we're going to have to build without the infrastructure that pretends to offer a safety, but absolutely does not. And legally is not required to. Brooke 14:21 Yeah, I didn't know all the backstory of that. But, I know that that one went to the Supreme Court. And that became, you know, the national standard, because I remember reading about that part of it that, yeah, they don't, they don't have they don't have a duty to protect. Margaret 15:27 I think it was the stabby guy on the train. But I, you know, I'm not like a classic thing rememberer, it's not like my skill set. I didn't put my points in character creation in memory. Brooke 15:41 Well important thing there is was the the outcome of that. The other big bad shooting I remember making the news pretty loudly this year was also the Highland Park Parade shooting that actually happened in July. So that was a couple of months later. But yeah, good times. Guns. Margaret 15:58 Hurray. [sadly] Brooke 15:59 All right. So, we moved into June. And a couple of things are going on, on the global stage. Flooding began in Pakistan. And that flooding continued for a couple of months. We talked about this on one of our This Month, episodes, and even to right now, there is still flooding. And that flooding that did occur, you know, has displaced 1000s, if not millions of people. And it's really, really fucked things up and continues to fuck things up in Pakistan. Margaret 16:25 And I would say that flooding in general, is one of the things that we're seeing more and more of all over the world. And it's one of the things that like...I think a lot of people and maybe I'm just projecting, but you know, I grew up thinking of floods as sort of a distant thing. And then actually where I lived, most recently, we all had to leave because of constant flooding as climate changed. And I think that floods need to be something....It's the opposite of quicksand. When you're a kid you think about quicksand is like this thing to like, worry about, and then you grow up and realize that like quicksand is like not...don't worry about quicksand. That's not part of your threat modeling. And, so I think that flooding is something that whether or not it was on something that you were really worried about, wherever you live, it is something that you should pay attention to. It's not like, a run out and worry, right. But, it's a thing to be like more aware of, you know, there was recent...New Years in San Francisco and Oakland, there was really bad flooding. And then again, a couple of days later, might still be going on by the time people listen to this, but I'm not actually sure. And you know, there's the footage of people running out with like boogie boards or surfboards or whatever into the streets and, and playing in the flood. And, I'm not actually going to sit here on my high horse and tell people to never go into floodwater, you shouldn't, it is not a thing you should do, but it is a thing that people do. But I think people don't recognize fast moving currents, how dangerous they are, just how dangerous floods are, no matter how they look. And, if there's more than a foot of water, don't drive through it. Brooke 17:58 Yeah, if you're not experienced with floods, those are things you wouldn't know. So I have, you know, you said, that wasn't a big thing in your childhood, but because of where I live, it you know, I don't know if this is true of all the Pacific Northwest, but certainly, in my town, flooding is a big concern, we''re right on a river, and when there was bad rainstorms back in 96', like most of downtown got flooded. I mean, I was I was a kid then. I was I was a youth. And that experience, you know, kind of informed some of my youth, you know, we had a lot of lessons learned about how to manage flooding, what you do and don't do inflooding. So that's something that's been in the forefront of my mind. And yeah, as I see other people dealing with flooding for the first time in the news, it's like, oh, no, no, you don't. No. That's bad. Don't do that. Don't go in those waters. But it's their first time. They wouldn't know. Margaret 18:53 Yeah. Unless you were like, directly saving something or someone, especially someone, and then even then you have to know what you're doing. You know, they're a bigger deal, even smaller ones are a bigger deal than you realize, I guess is the thing to say about floods. Anyway, so Okay, so where are we at? Brooke 19:10 We're still in June, because there was, you know, in addition to the inflation, and the flooding, and the heat waves, and the war going on, and people dying of a pandemic, this little thing happened in the US where the Supreme Court's overturned a little a little old law called Roe v. Wade. Margaret 19:29 That was about two different ways of interacting with water? [joking] Brooke 19:33 Yes, exactly. Ties, ties, right and flooding there. Yeah. It was just a minor... Margaret 19:39 Yeah, that's my joke about people losing their capacity to control their own bodies. Just a little light hearted joke. Very appropriate. Brooke 19:48 As a person with a uterus, I genuinely can't...i can't joke about that one. Like, it's just too close to home. Margaret 19:54 Yeah, fair enough. I'm sorry. Brooke 19:57 No, it's I'm glad that you are, because it is good to laugh about these things that are actually very upsetting. It's how, it's part of our, you know, grieving process, how we deal with it as being able to laugh a little bit. Margaret 20:08 Yeah. Yeah, although and then, you know, okay, so we've had this like, fight, you know, America's polarizing really hard about a lot of very specific issues: people's ability to control the reproductive systems being a very major, one people's ability to control their hormonal systems and the way they present being another one, I'm sure I'll talk about that more. And, you know, the, the weirdly positive thing that happened this week that I started writing notes about, but didn't finish, is about how there's now...they're changing the laws about how the accessibility of abortion pills and so that they're going to be available in more types of stores for more people in the near future. This will not affect people who are in abortion ban states. So it's this polarization, it's becoming easier to access reproductive health and control in some states, and it's becoming harder and illegal to access it in other states. My other like, positive...It's not even a positive spin. It's the glint of light in the darkness is that abortion was illegal for a very long time in the United States, and people did it, and had access to it and not as well, and it is better when it is legal. Absolutely. But underground clinics existed. And people did a lot of work to maintain reproductive health. And now we have access to such better and safer tools for reproductive health, whether you know, it's access to abortion pills, or just everything about reproductive health has...we know a lot more about it as a society than at least medical and Western, you know, methods of abortion. We know a lot more about than we did a couple decades ago. And then, the other big thing that I keep thinking about...so there was the Jane Collective, right, in the US is I'm just like moving into history mode. Is that annoying? Brooke 22:06 Go for it. Margaret 22:07 Teah. It's my other fucking podcast, all history and so like there's the Jane Collective in the US. And they were really fucking cool. And they provided all these abortions to people in Chicago, and they actually pioneered a lot of methods of abortion and pushed forward a lot of important shit, right? In the 1920s, in Germany, anarchists ran more than 200 abortion clinics. Basically, if you wanted an abortion in 1920s, Germany, you went to the syndicalists, you went to the anarcho syndicalists. And because they sat there, and they were like, "Oh, a large amount of crime needs to be done on an organized fashion. And what is anarcho syndicalism? But a way to organize crime?" In this case, usually it's like class war against bosses and illegal strikes and stuff. But, "How do we organize that on a large scale?" And the anarchists were the ones who had the answer answers to, 'How do you organize crime on a large scale,' and I want to know more about that information. I haven't found that much about it in English yet. But, that kind of thing gives me hope. It gives me hope that we can, it's better when it is legal, I'm not being like, this is great, you know, it's fucked up, but we can do this. And, you know, on this very podcast, if you listen to one of the Three Thieves, Four Thieves? Some Number of Thieves Vinegar Collective, Margaret, famous remember of details, they they talk about their work, developing reverse engineering or making accessible, different abortion drugs and how to basically like, create them, and get them to where they need to be, regardless of the legality of those things. But, you might have more to say about this, too. I just wanted to go into history mode. Brooke 23:50 No, I I liked that. And yeah, you did those episodes in a few different ways about it that are super important. I mean, I don't think I need to rehash why Roe is so important. We we know that, you know, and it's not just about reproductive rights for people with uteruses, either. It's about the trends towards you know, bodily autonomy and regulation of bodies. And you know, what that signals as well, it's an issue for everybody. Margaret 24:17 Yeah. And remember, like at the very beginning, some people were like, they might be coming for birth control next, and everyone's like, Nah, they're not coming for birth control. And now you can see the same, the same right wing people who are like, "We should probably just kill the gay people." They like say it and city council meetings. They're also being like, "And birth control on my right, like, fuck that thing?" Brooke 24:36 Yeah. Frustrating. Margaret 24:39 Yeah. Get it out of someone's cold dead hands. Brooke 24:45 Yeah, this is one of those things where the months don't necessarily compare. Yeah. Margaret 24:49 There's that meme....Go ahead. I'm sorry. No, go. Brooke 24:52 We...you know there were historic heat waves going on. Continued flooding and droughts. And all kinds of climate nastiness. And then in, in Tariff Island, we saw a whole bunch of British officials resign, and then Boris Johnson resigning, which, you know, fuck the government and all of those kinds of things, and fuck that guy. But, it did also lead into this, what has been kind of a lot of turmoil in the UK as they've gone through now a couple of different prime ministers and just like, you know, just the the, the sign of the crumbles of how just overwhelmingly corrupt political leaders are, you know, at this point in so called, you know, democratic and stable democracies, that, you know, they're falling apart too. Margaret 25:39 Now, that's a good point. Um, what year did that lady I didn't like die? What day? What month? Queen? Brooke 25:48 I didn't put down the month because that's a happy thing that happened, not a shitty thing. Margaret 25:51 I know. Remember positive things about 2022. And like, stadiums full of like, Irish folks being like, "Lizzie's in a box. Lizzie's in a box." There's like some positive things. Brooke 26:08 I might rewatch some of those after this, just for a little pick me up. Margaret 26:11 Yeah. The people dancing in front of the palace, anyway. Yeah. I don't like colonialism or monarchy. I don't know if anyone knew this about me. Brooke 26:20 Yeah. No, same. I've been trying to explain to my kid about why Queen Elizabeth was bad. And she's having a hard time. Because, you know, children and fantasies and stories and kings and queens, and blah, blah, blah. Margaret 26:32 Yeah. Which is the fucking problem. Brooke 26:34 Yeah, a similar kind of thing happened in August in terms of like, you know, unstable, so supposedly stable governments, in that the the FBI had to raid Mar-a-Lago and Trump which, again, fuck Trump and the FBI and the federal government and all of that, but as a sign of, you know, our democracies actually not being very sound, and how just grossly corrupt politicians are and stuff, the only way they could get back a bunch of confidential documents and like, nuclear related stuff was to fucking invade a former president. Yeah. Also in August Yeah. monkeypox started hitting the news, which of course, speaking of culture was, right, that led into a whole bunch of stuff about, you know, a bunch of anti-gay stuff and reminders of what the AIDS epidemic was like, and just a whole bunch of fucking nonsense up in the news because of that. Margaret 27:32 God, I barely remember that. Brooke 27:34 Right, I think we did it on an episode, a This Month episode. Margaret 27:38 I mean, I remember it now. It's just there's so much. There's so much. Yeah. Yeah. Brooke 27:44 So September brought us protests starting to erupt in Iran. Finally. There was a woman, Masha Amini, who was arrested, you know, they had been doing caravans, were doing these crackdowns and the morality police and stuff. And so that was the start of a bunch of turmoil there that went on for at least three months. It's finally settled down some last month. But that was going on, and then also towards the end of the month hurricane Ian hit in Florida. So, not to make it all about the climate. But again, historic hurricanes and flooding and stuff. Margaret 28:19 Yeah. And these things are related to each other. I mean, like, as you have global insecurity caused by climate, it's going to show all of the cracks in the systems and like, it's hard, because it's like, overall, you know, I see the the attempted revolution, the uprising in Iran is an incredibly positive thing and like reminder of the beauty of the human spirit. And also, like, what happened, the end result of that, that, I don't even want to say, 'end result,' though, right? Because like, every social struggle is going to ebb and flow. And, our action is going to cause reaction. And you know, and whenever people have uprisings, they remember power. They also remember fear, right? And the system is hoping that people remember fear. And the people are hoping that they remember power, you know, and, and it seems impossible to predict which uprisings will lead to fear and which ones will lead to power in terms of even when they're crushed, right? Whether that is the fertile soil for the next rising or whether it you know, has salted the earth to try and keep my metaphor consistent. Brooke 29:43 Nah, mixed metaphors the best. Okay, yeah, it's not a bad thing that people were protesting against what was going on there. It's it's awful that they had to get to that point that the morality police were so bad that they had to start protesting and ongoing conflict and unrest in the Middle East, never ending. Margaret 30:06 And I want to know more. I haven't done enough research on this yet, but another like hopeful thing about, you know, sort of global feminist, radical politics, there's been a recent movement of men in Afghanistan, who are walking out of exams and walking out of different positions that only men are allowed to hold, you know, in schools and things like that, in protest of the fact that of women's disinclusion. Brooke 30:33 Okay, I hadn't heard anything about that. So that's, yeah, We'll have to add that to a This Month, because I want to know more about that too. That sounds really positive. Margaret 30:40 Yeah. Yeah. And I don't know whether it's, you know, happened three times, and it's caught headlines each time or I don't know enough about it to talk about it as a movement. But it matters. That kind of stuff matters. And yeah, it's hopeful. Brooke 30:57 Well, we moved into October and the fall season, and y'all might remember this little one, some South African asshole named Elon Musk, Mosh, Mosk, whatever that guy's name is, Margaret 31:10 He's named after the rodent, the muskrat. Brooke 31:13 Okay, that'll be easy to remember. That guy officially took over at the only social media platform that I don't mostly hate, which is Twitter. A lot of his fucked-up-ness...Nah, he did some of that the first week, that was still in October. And then definitely more came after that. But, he's destroying the microblogging site that we all love so much. Margaret 31:36 Yeah, I will say, my favorite meme that come out of that was basically like, you know what, I've decided that I am okay with Elon Musk being in charge of the exodus of all the rich people to Mars. [Laughs] Brooke 31:50 Yes, winning. Do that quickly. Margaret 31:53 Yeah. He'll fuck it up. Like he fucks everything up. You've seen Glass Onion? Brooke 31:58 Yes, I did. Margaret 32:00 I don't want to like spoil it for people. But, I'll just say that movie did a really good job of pointing out that Elon Musk is just a fucking...is not an intelligent person, is not doing genius things. And it was pointed out really well. Brooke 32:15 Can I point out something embarrassing? Margaret 32:17 Absolutely, it's just you and I here. Brooke 32:21 No one will ever know. I didn't realize when I watched it that that guy was supposed to be a parody of like Elon Musk specifically. I thought it was just like generic, you know, rich people are terrible. And then it wasn't till like after I watched it, and everyone else started watching it and commenting that it was Musk and I was like, "Oh, damn, obviously it is." Margaret 32:42 Yeah, it's the like, the car thing and the space thing are the main nods. I mean, it's at the same time. It could be Bezos it could be any fucking, like tech billionaire asshole. But I think it was, I think it was intentionally Musk. Brooke 32:56 Yeah, I've got to rewatch it with that in mind. I was too busy going, "Oh, it's that guy. It's that actor or actress. Someone I know that person. Enjoy the characters. Yeah. That was a thing that happened in December, but we haven't done November, so November, Powerball made some poor asshole into a billionaire. So I feel bad for that guy. Yeah. So the Powerball, nobody had won it for like three months, and the pot got up to like $2 billion. And a single a single person had the winning ticket when it was finally pulled. Which, if they take the cash payout, which I think most people do, it's actually only $1 billion. And then, probably the government takes that. So you're only half a billionaire, probably by the time all is said and done. But still, that's, you know, what a way to fuck up the rest of your existence by suddenly having that much money. Margaret 33:51 I'm like, I'd take a shot. Brooke 33:56 I like to think, you know, I have this list of all these nice things that I would do and people I would support and love, but the evidence bears out that anyone who's ever won something like that doesn't make all the great choices. Margaret 34:09 No, no. Okay. Yeah, I think you need to have a council of people who direct...I think that any anarchist who's like, possibly going to end up rich, like, whether through inheritance or becoming the next Stephen King or whatever needs to, like, seriously consider how the dealing with that money should be a collective effort and not an individual effort. Anyway. Brooke 34:35 I agree. Yeah. Margaret 34:36 I went through this when, at one point, I did not get...I did not become a millionaire. But, at one point, Hollywood was interested in one of my my books, and we had long conversations about it. I had conversations with the Hollywood director around it, about whether or not they would adapt a certain book of mine into a TV show. And it didn't work out in the end. But, I like sat there and mathed it out and was like, oh, if they make it TV show out of my book, I will become a millionaire. And like, what would that mean? And, and so that's when I started having these, like, which just totally the same as winning the Powerball and having a billion dollars, and also not just not my weird...I don't know, whatever. Now everyone knows this. Brooke 35:16 I don't think that's a unique thing. Yeah, so that happened in November. And that sucks. And it didn't make the news the way it should have. So I just wanted to highlight that horribleness. And then, also that orange clown douchebag potato that lives in Florida, said that he's going to run for president again. So, we have that to look forward to. But, then the third thing that happened, which isn't just isolated to November, but the World Cup started, and I have nothing against football, love football, the World Cup as a concept. Fine, but there are so many problems, much like the Olympics, with the way they do it. And what happens around all that. Margaret 36:00 Yeah, yeah, I love...I love that I should be able to like a lot of things. And then the way that they're done by our society precludes me from really deeply enjoying them. Brooke 36:10 Why do you have to take such a nice thing and ruing it. Margaret 36:13 All things. All things. You could name anything, and we could talk about how capitalism and fucking imperialism ruined it. Brooke 36:20 Yeah, pretty much. Down with those systems. Alright, so now we're finally getting into the end. You'll remember this one, because it was only like a month ago that there were some targeted attacks in North Carolina on power stations. 40,000 people without power for several days, in fact, it wasn't like a quick fix thing. They really fucked some shit up there. One that I didn't hear about, but that has some pretty big implications is that the country of Indonesia banned sex outside of marriage, even for foreigners living in their country, and stuff. Brooke 36:54 Yeah. So, I don't know if the ramifications for that are. I didn't dig deeper into like, what is the consequence of you doing that. But you know, Indonesia's massive. I mean, that populations huge. Margaret 36:54 I had no idea. Margaret 37:05 Yeah, Lousiana just banned, as of I think January 1, you're not allowed to access porn on the internet from Louisiana without showing a government ID to the website. Which, means that now everyone, basically they passed a law saying you have to install a VPN in order to access porn in Louisiana. Brooke 37:27 That's madness. Margaret 37:29 Yeah, and it fucks up sex workers, right? Like any of this stuff, any of this bullshit, it always just fucks sex workers. Brooke 37:39 Yeah, they become the victims of the law, even though they're not, they're not the bad guys here. And in porn, they're never the bad guys, Pro sex workers. My last horrible thing that happened in December was that China decided to just completely give up on all of its COVID protocols that it spent the whole year continuing to be super restrictive, and have lock downs and all of that. And then all of a sudden, it's just like, "No, we're not gonna do any of that anymore." Oh, just a great way to change policy is just to stop completely all of a sudden. Yeah. Margaret 38:15 I just think it's really funny, because it's like, what? Sometimes people like really talk about how they want like a multipolar world where there's like, it's like what people use to defend the USSR, right, is that they're like, well, at least, there was someone competing with the US or whatever. But, when I think about COVID response, there was always like the US response, which was absolute dogshit. And then there was the Chinese response, which was like, too authoritarian and caused a lot of suffering and all of these things, but, was not a non response. And now, that one has fallen as well. And there's just like, I mean, there's more countries than the US and China. I'm reasonably sure. I couldn't promise. So, hurray, we're in it. We're just in it. That's...this is just COVID world now. It's COVID's world. We just live in it. Brooke 39:13 Yeah, exactly. So I think you had some, like bigger overarching trends of things that happened in 2022. Margaret 39:21 A lot of the stuff I have is a little bit like what we have to look forward to. Brooke 39:26 Oh, nice. Margaret 39:27 Just some like nice, light stuff. The National Farmers Union in the UK says that the UK is on the verge of a food crisis. Brooke 39:35 Great. Margaret 39:36 Yields of tomatoes and other crops, especially energy intensive ones like cucumbers and pears are at record lows. And there's already an egg shortage in the UK, and a lot of places where there were stores are rationing sales of eggs, you can only buy so many eggs at any given time. And, it's not because there's no chickens. It's that rising costs of production have convinced more and more farmers...it's a capitalism thing in this like really brutal way. It's the markets logic, right? If it costs too much to produce a thing, don't produce it. But, when the thing you do is produce food, there's some problems here. Brooke 40:13 Are there? Margaret 40:14 And I mean, I'm a vegan. And I got to admit, when I hear things like, they're cutting back beef production, because it costs too much. I'm like, that's good. That is good for animals. And that is good for the climate. However, that's not being replaced with more of other types of foods. So it's not necessarily good. Brooke 40:33 And if Casandra were here, and she has very restrictive things on what she can eat, because of her health, she would be jumping in to say, "But protein!" because she needs to be able to have access to that. Margaret 40:45 No, totally. And I'm not trying to, I'm not like specifically pushing for a vegan world. And I recognize that everyone's bodies are different, and have different needs around a lot of things. But, I do think that data shows fairly clearly that the level of animal agriculture that we do, especially in centralized ways, across the world is a major driver of climate change. And, it is a major driving of a lot of really bad stuff. It's just a very inefficient way to produce food for a large number of people. This is different at different scales. And I am not, I'm not specifically trying to advocate for...Yeah, I don't think a vegan world is a good or just idea. I think it is perfectly natural for people to eat animals. However, I think that there's both needless suffering that can be cut back and as well as like, just specifically from a climate change point of view. So... Brooke 41:39 I hear you. Margaret 41:39 That said, UK, dealing with egg shortage. Basically, farmers might stop selling milk because of production...that it cost so much to produce the milk. Not like, I'm sure there's still farmers who are going to produce milk. But, more and more farmers are stopping. Beet farmers are considering the same. There's also just literally about 7000 fewer registered food production companies in the UK than three years ago. Brooke 42:04 Wow. Margaret 42:05 Because at least in the UK, fertilizer costs have tripled since 2019. And diesel costs are up at about...both feed and diesel costs are up about 75% from what they were before. Shortages. The infant formula shortage might last until Spring according to one major formula producer. We very narrowly avoided a major disruption as a result of a diesel shortage in the United States recently. Basically, they like brought more diesel plants...I don't know the word here, refineries? Refineries, like online kind of at the last minute, like because there was going to be like really major disruptions in the way that we move food and other things around the United States because of diesel shortages. Let's see what else... Brooke 43:00 Have...I'm super curious here, have food shortages in the UK ever caused problems of any kind? It seems like that's not a big deal. Like they're...they can deal with that. Right? That hasn't killed anyone, right? Margaret 43:10 Ireland's not part of the United Kingdom. [laughs] Yeah, yeah. No, it's okay. I mean, it's interesting, because like, modern farming has really changed the face of famine. Famine used to be a very common part of...I can actually only speak to this in a very limited context, it's like something that came up in my history research, like Napoleon, the middle one, or whatever. I can't remember. Probably the second, maybe the third I'm not sure. The Napoleon who like took over and like 1840...8? Someone is mad at me right now. In France, who modernized Paris and made it like, impossible to build barricades and shit. Brooke 43:52 We can FaceTime, Robert, real quick and find out. Margaret 43:55 Yeah, yeah, totally. And, but one of the things that he did, or rather, that happened under his reign as a part of 19th century development, is that famine had been a very major common regular part of French life. And it ceased to be, and famine is something that the modern world, developed parts of the modern world, have been better at minimizing as compared to like, some historical stuff. Obviously, a lot of this just gets pushed out into the developing world. And you know, famine is a very major part of a great number of other countries' existence. But, I think that people get really used to the idea that famine doesn't really happen. And it does, and it can again, and it's similar what you're talking about, like we have this like, kind of unshakable faith in our democracies. But, they are shakable they, they they shake. Brooke 43:56 They've been shooked. Margaret 44:48 Yeah, they're They are not stirred. They're shaken. Okay. Okay, so other stuff: Pfizer's currently working on an RSV vaccine. I consider that positive news. My news here is about a month old. It's been given the like, go ahead for further studies and shit and, and that's very promising because we're in the middle of a triple-demic or whatever. But there's actually been as a weird positive thing. I mean, obviously, we've learned that society does not know how to cope with pandemics. But, one thing is we have learned a lot more about a lot of health stuff as a result of this, you know, and the types of new vaccines that people are able to come up with now are very, they're very promising. And a fun news, as relates to the climate change thing that's happening, more and more Americans are moving to climate at risk areas. Specifically, people are leaving the Midwest. And they're moving to the Pacific Northwest and Florida. And these are two of the least climatically stable from a disaster point of view areas in the United States. Brooke 46:04 Okay. Margaret 46:05 Specifically, specifically because of wildfire in the Pacific Northwest, and hurricanes in Florida. Also earthquakes on the West Coast and things like that, but specifically wildfire. And also within those areas, a thing that causes...humans have been encroaching into less developed areas at a greater rate. And this is part of what causes, obviously the fires are getting worse out west as a result of climate change, but it's also the way in which new communities are developed out west that is causing some of the worst damages from fires. So yeah, everyone's moving to those places. That's not a good idea in mass. I'm not telling individuals who live in those places to leave. And there's actually, you know, the Pacific Northwest has some like stuff going on about fairly stable temperature wise, and for most climate models, but this is part of why disasters are impacting more and more Americans as people are leaving the places to move to places where it's greater risk. Yeah, there's this map, just showing where people are leaving and where people are going to. And it's actually, there are other places that people are going to that would have surprised me like, Georgia, North Carolina, parts of Tennessee, like kind of like Southern Appalachian kind of areas, like more and more people are moving towards, and more and more people are leaving upstate New York, which really surprised me. But, and more people are leaving North Texas and moving to Southeast Texas, or like the general eastern part of Texas is growing very rapidly. Okay, what else have I got? Taiwan has set up a set group called the Doomsday Preppers Association, which is just sick, because it's called the Doomsday Preppers Association. And it's like, not a wing nut thing. And they have a wing nut name which rules, I'm all for it. There's about 10,000 people or so who are organizing together to prepare for natural disasters, and also to prepare for the potential invasion from China. Which, China's back to threatening to, to do that. And it's but, it's like people just like getting together to like, build networks, learn radios, and just like, be preppers, but in a, like, normalized way, and it's fucking cool. And, I'd love to see it here. Okay. What else? I don't have too many notes left. Florida, is expected to have major wildfires starting in 2023 according to the National Interagency Fire Center report, as well as Georgia, New Mexico and Texas. I'm willing to bet that New Mexico and Texas in particular, and probably Georgia, that's probably...those are very big states with very different bio regions within them. And, so I couldn't point you, if you live in one of those places, you might want to look for the National Interagency Fire Center Report, and read more about it. Brooke 48:56 Speaking of moving, it's a great time to get the fuck out of Florida. With like, I could have done almost every month something just atrocious happened in Florida. Margaret 49:06 Yeah. And one of the things that, you know, we talked a little bit about the culture war stuff. One of the things that's happened in 2023, overall, is that we've started to see more political refugees from within the United States to the United States. We have seen a lot of trans families, or families of trans children, have had to leave states where their providing medical care for their children has become criminal. Obviously also with the end of Roe v. Wade, a lot of people have had to change which state they live in. Although, I don't like doing this like comparison thing, because it's just fucked for everyone, but you can you can vacation your way out of pregnancy. You know? Brooke 49:50 I don't know that I've heard it described that way, but... Margaret 49:54 But if you want to be a 13 year old on hormone blockers, or whatever that you need in order to stay safe, a lot of people are moving, and a lot of people can't move. And there's really complicated questions that we all have to ask ourselves right now about like, stay and go. And like, like stay and fight, versus get the fuck out. And everyone's gonna have to make those questions differently. Okay, another positive thing a weird, like positive tech thing... Brooke 50:20 Yay positive. Margaret 50:22 So like I own, and I recommend it to people who spend a lot of time off grid or out outside the range of cell service. I own like a Garmin satellite communicator, it's a little tiny device, it looks like a tiny walkie talkie. And it can talk to satellites. And I can like text from anywhere in the world, I can see the sky, whether or not I have cell service. And more importantly than that, I can send an SOS. And these are fairly expensive things, they cost a couple hundred dollars. And then you have to sign up for service. And they make sense for people who are like backpacking a lot or driving in areas where there's no, you know, service or whatever, right? New new phones, specifically the iPhone 14, I hate to be like, I'm not telling everyone to run out get new phone, but as a trend is very positive, that some new phones have this already built in. So you won't need to have a separate device. And I think that is a very positive thing from a prepper point of view, to have access to a way to communicate when cell service is not there. Yeah, that is really important. And I have one final thing and it's very positive. Brooke 51:29 Okay, I'm ready. Margaret 51:30 It's actually a double edged sword. On January 5, I'm cheating. This was in 2023. On January 5, 2023, this current year, like last week, yesterday, as we record this, two assholes in Bakersfield, California tried to set an Immigration Services Center on fire, like it was a center that like, um, I mean, ironically, it helped undocumented folks or like immigrant folks pay income taxes, and like helped people navigate the paperwork of being immigrants, you know, because there's actually something that people don't know, all these like, right wing pieces of shit, is that like, undocumented people, like, many of them pay taxes. I don't know. Whereas a lot of the people who like to talk all kinds of shit about undocumented people, don't pay taxes. Anyway, whatever. What were you gonna say? Sorry. Brooke 52:16 Oh, just this, that as an economist, as a group, undocumented people pay more into the system than they as a group take out of the system. Margaret 52:25 That makes a lot of sense. So, there's an Immigration Services Center. Two assholes, tried to set it on fire. They set themselves on fire, fled the scene on fire and left their cell phone at the scene. The reason it's double edged is, because one it sucks that people attack this and they actually did do damage to the center as well, mostly to some equipment used by someone who ran I believe a carwash out of that shared some space or whatever. But yeah, they like poured accelerant everywhere. And then a guy just like, knelt down over the pool of accelerant and like, lit it. And then just like, his, like, his leg was on fire. So, his friend ran over to help and like got caught on fire too. And then, they just both like, ran out of range of, because it's all caught on camera, you know? And fuck them. And I hope that their fucking wounds are horrible. And by the time you listen to this, they were probably caught because they left their fucking phone there. And fuck them. That's my light news. Brooke 53:36 I'll take it. Margaret 53:37 Okay, what are you excited for, looking forward? Go ahead. Sorry. Brooke 53:40 Well, hopefully more fascists are gonna light themselves on fire and other types of right wing assholes. I mean, I would be very happy about that happening in 2023 Margaret 53:48 Yeah. May this be the year of Nazis on fire. Brooke 53:54 Yes. Agreed. That would be lovely. I don't know about...I don't know if I have a lot of global stuff that I thought about being positive. I have. I have like personal stuff, like I am going to be doing...hosting more these podcast episodes. I've got one coming up. Maybe this month, we're releasing it? But I did it all by myself. Yeah, more lined up to come out in the next couple of months and some really cool topics and people that I get to chat with. So I'm stoked about that. Margaret 54:21 That is also something I'm excited about for 2023 is that this podcast is increasingly regular and it is because of the hard work of me...No, everyone else. Is the hard work of everyone else who works on this show are like really kind of taking the reins more and more and it is no longer, it's no longer the Margaret Killjoy Show and I'm very grateful and I believe you all will too. And if you're not grateful yet, you will be, because there'll be actual other voices, like ways of looking at things and and more of it because, you know, one person can only do so much. So I'm really grateful for that. Brooke 55:03 I'm excited about this book that's coming out next month, that... Margaret 55:06 Oh, yeah? Brooke 55:07 Some lady I know, wrote it. And, and I got to do some editing work on it. And, it's hilarious and the cover is gorgeous. Margaret 55:17 Is it called "Escape from Incel Island"? Brooke 55:19 Yeah, that one. Margaret 55:22 Is this my plugs moment? Brooke 55:24 Did you know If you preorder it right now, you can get a poster of that gorgeous cover that comes comes with the preordered one? Margaret 55:31 And, did you know that if you preorder it, I get a cut of the royalties when the book is released for all the preorders, which means that I can eat food. Brooke 55:43 Oh, we like it when you get food. Margaret 55:44 And I like having food. Yeah. So, if you go to tangledwilderness.org, you can preorder "Escape from Incel Island" and get a poster. And it's a fun adventure book. You can literally read it in a couple hours. It's very short. It's a novella. It's, to be frank, it's at the short end of novella. But that makes it good for short attention spans like mine. Brooke 56:08 Yeah, that's dope. I'm looking forward to that. And there'll be some other books coming out from that Strangers Collective one, one that I just started editing, that I don't know how much we're talking about it yet or not. Margaret 56:20 It's really cool. Brooke 56:20 So, I won't give too much away here, but just sucked me right in as I was editing, and it's cool. I'm so excited to read the rest of it. And then for us to release it. Margaret 56:29 Yeah. All right. Well, that's our Year in the Apocalypse, 2022 edition. And I know...wait, you're doing the closing part. Brooke 56:40 Yeah, sure. Margaret 56:41 I'm just the guest. Brooke 56:43 No, you're my co host. Margaret 56:45 Oh, I'm just the co host. Okay. Brooke 56:47 Yeah. Yeah. So I'm curious what other people think the worst things are that happened in 2022, if it's something that was on one of our lists, or something else that you know of, and reach out to us like on Twitter at tangledwild or Instagram, or you can reach out to me personally on Mastodon @ogemakwebrooke, if you can find me there. And the Collectiva Social, I think is my whatever, I don't remember how it works. But I'm yeah, I'm curious what other people would have to say is the worst which thing they want to vote for, if they have their own. So hit us up? Let us know. Margaret 57:22 Yeah, do it. Brooke 57:29 So, our listeners, we thank, we appreciate you listening. And if you enjoy this podcast, we would love it if you could give it a like or drop a comment or review or subscribe to us if you haven't already, because these things make the algorithms that rule our world offer our show to more people. The podcast is produced by the anarchist publishing collective Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness. Like I said, you can connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, or me personally on Mastodon, or through our website tangledwilderness.org. The work of Strangers is made possible by our Patreon supporters. Honestly, we couldn't do any of it without your help. If you want to become a supporter, check us out patreon.com/strangersInatangledwilderness. There are cool benefits for different support tiers. For instance, if you support the collective at $10 a month, one of your benefits is a 40% off coupon for everything we sell on our website, which includes the preorders for Margaret's new book, we'd like to give a specific shout out to some of our most supportive patreon supporters including Hoss dog, Miciaah, Chris, Sam, Kirk, Eleanor, Jenipher, Staro, Cat J., Chelsea, Dana, David, Nicole, Mikki, Paige, SJ, Shawn, Hunter, Theo, Boise Mutual Aid, Milica, paparouna, and Aly. Thanks so much. Find out more at https://live-like-the-world-is-dying.pinecast.co

The Gutsy Podcast
Powerback 143: How to know when you're misaligned

The Gutsy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 23:09


You ever felt like something was just harder than what it should be? You're pushing a boulder uphill, you're doing all the “right things”, you're making things happen, but things are consistently challenging and frustrating. It's like things are not happening the way you want them to and you sure as shit don't feel good doing it.My friend, you are not alone because you are experiencing misalignment. So, in today's Powerback® episode, we're going to learn more about what misalignment is, how it feels, different types of things that take you out of alignment, and how to be able to recognize and shift it at the moment so you can get back to who you truly are.Resources from this episodeWant to learn more about Human Design? Catch up with episode 133 of The Gutsy Podcast: Understanding Human Design with Brandi Yates.To grab the resources mentioned inside the episode, go to lauraaura.com/resourcesJoin the Gutsy Collective - The Gutsy Collective is a community of energetically driven female entrepreneurs + visionaries who desire meaningful growth – mentally, physically, and energetically. Join us online or in person for monthly mentorship to reignite your fire and get the answers you seek.Alignment Sessions: get fast + clear answers –  Sometimes, you simply need a fresh set of eyes and clear direction on what step to take next. Alignment Sessions are 90-min individual coaching sessions designed to help you realign your energy and get a clear action plan so you can save time and start growing.1:1 Coaching with LauraAura – My mission is to help you align and simplify so you feel confident, trust your intuition, and expand in ways that make you feel alive. I combine energy work with grounded, practical action, and together we'll acknowledge the limiting beliefs and habits that may be holding you back while leaning into who you truly are and how you work most efficiently.Connect with LauraAuraTikTok:  @thatlauraauraInstagram: @thatlauraauraWebsite: LauraAura.comSupport the showTHANK YOU, GUTSY TRIBE!We love, love, love to read your comments, feedback, and reviews. If you haven't yet, drop us one below! Your review might even get highlighted within one of our gutsy love posts or on our website.https://podcasts.apple.com/ar/podcast/the-gutsy-podcast/id1445481970

The Steakhouse
Trae is getting more and more frustrating

The Steakhouse

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 35:59


In the opening hour of today's Steakhouse, we start off with the 9 @ 9 and the Hawks comeback falling short vs the Bucks. Whether he plays or not, Trae is getting more and more frustrating. 

Pats Pulpit: for New England Patriots fans
Pats Pulpit Podcast Ep. 306: Patriots fall to Bills to end disappointing, frustrating 2022 season

Pats Pulpit: for New England Patriots fans

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 33:25


In a game that was true to the 2022 Patriots, fundamental errors led to the downfall of the team against the Bills, dashing the Patriots' playoff hopes. This time, it was the special teams unit that allowed 14 points on two kick returns in a game where 13 points was the ultimate difference. Both the defense and the offense looked competitive, but it was not enough. Thankfully, this season ended and now the Patriots can regroup for 2023. Where do they go from here? Alec and Rich cover it all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

SportsTalk with Bobby Hebert & Kristian Garic
The Carolina loss was a sour ending to a frustrating season

SportsTalk with Bobby Hebert & Kristian Garic

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 11:54


Lance Moore, a former Saints' Super Bowl-winning wide receiver, joined Mike and Bobby to break down a frustrating end to New Orleans' season. Moore praised Carolina interim coach Steve Wilks and said the Panthers won an ugly game. Moore expects the Saints to have another good defense next season. He also shared his thoughts on Sean Payton potentially becoming the first $20 million/year NFL head coach. 

Steve Somers
A frustrating season for Jets fans; what are the reasons this happened?

Steve Somers

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 44:40


HOUR 1: Keith is back for a Monday evening KM2AM. The first hour of his show, he talks about how frustrating a season this must have been for Jets fans. 

Pack Attack
Barry Barry BARRY Frustrating?

Pack Attack

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 9:03


Matt LaFleur says he doesn't expect any changes to take place on the Packers coaching staff. Why is Tausch so bothered by that commentary from LaFleur's end-of-season media availability on Monday? Wilde & Tausch examine whether the team is making the right decision by "running it back" or not.

Mad Radio
P&P - We Find Brandin Cooks INCREDIBLY Frustrating

Mad Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 12:22


Seth and Sean react to some of what Brandin Cooks had to say when meeting with some media yesterday. Given some of his behavior this season, it was a hard listen.

New Orleans Saints
The Carolina loss was a sour ending to a frustrating season

New Orleans Saints

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 11:54


Lance Moore, a former Saints' Super Bowl-winning wide receiver, joined Mike and Bobby to break down a frustrating end to New Orleans' season. Moore praised Carolina interim coach Steve Wilks and said the Panthers won an ugly game. Moore expects the Saints to have another good defense next season. He also shared his thoughts on Sean Payton potentially becoming the first $20 million/year NFL head coach. 

Karsch and Anderson
Karsch and Anderson - How frustrating was the Seattle Rams game?

Karsch and Anderson

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 10:41


What was the worst part other than the Seahawks winning?

SportsTalk with Bobby Hebert & Kristian Garic
The Saints are in a frustrating mediocre limbo

SportsTalk with Bobby Hebert & Kristian Garic

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 10:14


Mike and Bobby spoke to a WWL listener about the frustrations of the Saints' fanbase after the team flopped in their season finale to Carolina. Bobby shared his perspective on where the Saints stand in the NFL hierarchy. The guys also previewed the Cowboys' Monday Night Football game on Wild Card Weekend in Tampa Bay. 

A Healthy Thought
Fictional Frustrating Facts

A Healthy Thought

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 7:01


There are many situations where we begin to feel really frustrated, yet there are also times when all of these said things are in fact, fictional. So let's talk about how these fictional facts are beginning to become real! This episode breaks down how we allow these to occur and a plan of action to shift past!

The Word Before Work
3 biblical responses to frustrating work

The Word Before Work

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 4:44


Sign-up for my free 20-day devotional, The Word Before Work Foundations, at http://TWBWFoundations.com--Series: Wisdom for Work from the ExodusDevotional: 2 of 7The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians. (Exodus 3:7-8a)We're in a seven-week series extracting wisdom for our work from the exodus, and in today's passage, we find the impetus and trigger for this monumental event: Work! Or to be more specific, the horrible working conditions of God's people.The Egyptians had “made [the Israelites'] lives bitter with harsh labor…[and] worked them ruthlessly” (Exodus 1:14), screaming “Get back to your work!” (Exodus 5:4), and, “Make the work harder” (Exodus 5:9). So God's people “groaned in their slavery....and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God” (Exodus 2:23).And as today's passage shows us, God heard the cry of his people and acted decisively. The ability of God's image-bearers to do good work is so important to him that he sent ten brutal plagues and parted the Red Sea in order to free his people.Now, our work today can not compare to the enslavement of the Israelites. But we do deal with less severe “thorns and thistles” of the curse nonetheless (see Genesis 3:17-19). We are forced to put up with non-stop emails that distract us from our families, verbally abusive customers and bosses, and rising costs of living without corresponding increases in income.It can be tempting to think that God is indifferent to these struggles—that he's got bigger things to worry about than whatever is frustrating you at work today. But the exodus shows us that's not the case. As one theologian said commenting on today's passage, "Work, and the conditions under which it is performed, is a matter of the highest concern to God."In light of that truth, how should we respond to the frustrations we face at work? In three ways.First, cry out to God for help like the Israelites did, knowing he hears your lament.Second, fight to improve the job conditions of those you work with, especially if you lead a team. The exodus reminds us that working to make your organization's culture more equitable, peaceful, and enjoyable isn't “secular.” It is God-ordained work.Finally, when you encounter frustrations at work today, look forward to when God will “come down to rescue” all of his people and put us to work on the New Earth where we will “long enjoy the work of our hands” (see Isaiah 65:22).

Locked On Islanders - Daily Podcast On The New York Islanders
Another Slow Start for the New York Islanders Leads to Another Frustrating Loss

Locked On Islanders - Daily Podcast On The New York Islanders

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 31:28


The New York Islanders got off to another slow start and were outshot in the first period 17-4 in a game they lost to the Edmonton Oilers 4-2. The Isles were outskated and outplayed for most of the game. Mathew Barzal kept his goal streak alive and Cal Clutterbuck scored in his return to the lineup, but unless Lane Lambert can get his team to compete from the opening faceoff, they are going to struggle. We also have a full preview of the final game of the road trip against the Calgary Flames and a shoutout to the Isles player who was named to represent the team at the NHL All Star Weekend. All this and much more on today's Locked On Islanders Podcast with Gil Martin. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Casual Hoya: for Georgetown Hoyas fans
Ep 161: Hoyas Frustrating Times Continue

Casual Hoya: for Georgetown Hoyas fans

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 45:22


Bobby is joined by Casual Hoya to recap a busy Wednesday that included a Big East record losing streak along with some interesting quotes from Patrick Ewing and Lee Reed. Yes, the Hoyas now own the longest regular season Big East losing streak at 25 games breaking a streak that DePaul accomplished twice. So, where does that leave everything in Hoya land? We bring you our thoughts and then answer some Twitter questions. Subscribe and listen today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Brock and Salk
Hour 1-Another frustrating Seahawks schedule blunder, KJ Wright

Brock and Salk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 43:06


We learned last night that the conflict schedules have continued with the Seahawks with the Chargers and Broncos game potentially making things even worse for the Hawks due to the Bengals/Ravens game potentially making the Chargers/Broncos game meaningless and causing the Chargers to sit their starters. Naturally, Salk is pretty upset. We revisit some of yesterday's KJ Wright Show to hear his own frustrations with the schedule & Bobby Wagner's return.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mike Salk
Hour 1-Another frustrating Seahawks schedule blunder, KJ Wright

Mike Salk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 43:06


We learned last night that the conflict schedules have continued with the Seahawks with the Chargers and Broncos game potentially making things even worse for the Hawks due to the Bengals/Ravens game potentially making the Chargers/Broncos game meaningless and causing the Chargers to sit their starters. Naturally, Salk is pretty upset. We revisit some of yesterday's KJ Wright Show to hear his own frustrations with the schedule & Bobby Wagner's return.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Locked On Stars - Daily Podcast On The Dallas Stars
The Dallas Stars Get SHUTDOWN by John Gibson in Frustrating Loss to Ducks

Locked On Stars - Daily Podcast On The Dallas Stars

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 29:34


The Dallas Stars (23-11-6) had their road woes carry over to game two of their back to back in Southern California. The Stars found themselves on the business end of a John Gibson shutout. Despite solid effort and 4 PP opportunities, the Stars offense could not execute. Today we let out the frustrations, but also remember that this is a long season and you can't have the fun moments without a few bad ones sprinkled in. Subscribe to Locked on Stars on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LockedOnStars Follow Dane on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dane__Lewis Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LockedOnStars Follow the show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lockedonstars/ Find Locked on Stars on you Favorite Podcast Platform: Apple: https://tinyurl.com/3wjnbvp2 Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/2p9yx4ur Google: https://tinyurl.com/2yc492b7 Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Coaching for Latina Leaders
84. How to be Effective at Work When the Job is Imperfect (i.e. frustrating colleagues or circumstances)

Coaching for Latina Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 19:27


We often to take jobs that are imperfect.   They might come with frustrating colleagues or bosses, under-resourced departments, or difficult expectations.   On this weeks podcast episode, I'll walk you through the 4 simple steps you can take to help you be effective at work, especially when the job is less than perfect.   See Full Show Notes and Transcripts by clicking Here.   Follow Vanessa at:  IG: @vanessacalderonmd FB: Vanessa Calderon MD Learn more and subscribe at: www.vanessacalderonmd.com   Leadership Accelerator Is a 12-week Life and Executive Coaching program for women of color. You will learn how to execute at a higher level, thrive in all areas of your life, and improve your self-compassion.   Learn more and join here: www.VanessaCalderonMD.com/join   About the Podcast Leadership ability is equally distributed but opportunity to lead is not. This podcast is for all women, those that identify as leaders and those that don't, yet. You'll learn how to let go of guilt and self-doubt so you can show up with confidence everywhere you go. No more questioning if your idea is good enough to share, if it's worth it to speak up, or if you're a good enough leader. All that self-critical B.S. stops now. Listen in as masterful educator and Harvard grad physician, Dr. Vanessa Calderón, teaches you how to let go of the things standing in the way of your success as a leader. Get ready, this podcast will accelerate your personal and professional growth.   Dr. Vanessa Calderón, MD, MPP has over 20 years of leadership experience. She is a Harvard grad, ER physician, Life and Leadership coach, and a mother of 2. She's a first generation Latina and is dedicated to uplifting her community. She's the founder of the Latina Leadership Accelerator, where she uses education and coaching to support the personal and professional development of women at all stages of their lives and careers.

Clips N' Dip: A Clippers Podcast
Episode 65: Clippers Comeback down 21 BUT Lose by 10 to Miami

Clips N' Dip: A Clippers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 6:54


Clips N Double Dip with with Charles Mockler and Adam Auslund. Frustrating loss for the Clippers as they get down by 21 to Miami at home and the comeback comes up short.

Locked On Ravens - Daily Podcast On The Baltimore Ravens
Recapping the Baltimore Ravens' frustrating Week 17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers

Locked On Ravens - Daily Podcast On The Baltimore Ravens

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 34:10


We recap the Baltimore Ravens' frustrating 16-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 17, looking at Tyler Huntley, Kenny Pickett, the defense and more. We also talk about the state of the Baltimore Ravens, their playoff scenarios and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Go Birds
Go Birds! Shorts: Eliot reacts to Eagles frustrating loss to Saints

Go Birds

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 10:21


Eliot Shorr-Parks joins the WIP Eagles Postgame Show to discuss Gardner Minshew's brutal play and the Eagles frustrating performance in their loss to the Saints. Presented by Bet Parx Casino Sportsbook App, new users download in app store or google play or BetParx.com, use the promo code “GOBIRDS” for first bet risk-free up to $750. Must be 21 and in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Gambling Problem—Call 1800-Gambler. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Broncos Avenue Podcast
Broncos lose in frustrating fashion against the Chiefs for the 15th game in a row...

Broncos Avenue Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 43:44


The Denver Broncos lose in Arrowhead 27-24 as the Chiefs extend their win streak over the Broncos to 15 games in a row. Officiating was very questionable on 2 looming calls that drastically swayed the momentum in favor of Kansas City and ultimately propelled them in the 4th quarter to win the game. How did we feel about Russell Wilson's performance? Did Ejiro Evero's defense play well 'enough' today? What do we think about Jerry Rosburg's first game coaching the team and should he be brought back for 2023? All answered and MORE in this new episode! Socials: Twitter: https://twitter.com/broncosave Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/broncosaven... Tiktok: www.tiktok.com/@broncosavenue Broncos Avenue Podcast availability: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3XlRAAh... Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Amazon music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/f19... Google podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0... Anchor: https://anchor.fm/broncos-avenue/epis... Podvine: https://podvine.com/podcast/broncos-a...

The GallowgateShots Podcast
Match Reaction | Newcastle United 0 0 Leeds United | A Frustrating New Years Eve

The GallowgateShots Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 24:52


Scott and Deka give their instant reaction to the New Year's Eve draw against Leeds.Become a Gallowgateshots Member:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWLH... Make sure you subscribe for more NUFC content throughout the season.This podcast is part of the @90min Football network Follow the Socials: GallowgateShots Twitter: https://twitter.com/GallowgateShotsAWSF Twitter: https://twitter.com/AWSFpodcast GS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GallowgateSh... GS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gallowgate_...#NUFC #Newcastle #PremierLeague #NewcastleUnited #newleeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Elephant In The Room Property Podcast | Inside Australian Real Estate

Truthful and honest real estate agents are a rare commodity in the property market.  Finding agents willing to call a property what it is, for the sake of the people involved, and not just about the potential commissions one could make is quite challenging.  And so we've brought in David Murphy, a genuine career agent who has captured our attention through his weekly newsletters that cut through the crap, to join us in our episode today. We talk about his very matter-of-fact approach as a real estate agent, his sharp and honest perspective on the behaviours displayed by buyers and sellers alike, and why people are at the heart of real estate (not houses).  If you enjoyed the show, do like, rate, subscribe, and share us on social media and if you have your own questions you need clarity on, email us at questions@theelephantintheroom.com.au! See you in the episode!   Episode Highlights: Welcome to The Elephant In The Room [00:00] Truth and honesty are what people want in agents [2:10] How sellers can pick the right agent [6:46] Dealing with property issues with the seller [10:33] Unrealistic expectations during the buying and selling journey [15:15] Agents using fear during a market that turns down [16:35] Understanding the power of established markets [21:30] Frustrating buyer behaviour [24:36] What if agents show preference over buyers [27:52] The bigger picture of real estate [33:06] What is really frustrating with vendors [37:02] Buyer's agents [43:07] Is every property a good property? [46:19] The drive behind David's resilience to stay independent [52:13] Access to people makes a real estate agent's job worth it [57:13]   About our Guest: David Murphy's passion for property saw him join a successful local agency at just 19, where he was trained and mentored by one of the area's leading real estate identities and received numerous sales awards. David's drive to make his mark on the industry saw him start his own agency in 2007, bringing his honed sales expertise and intimate local knowledge to his network of clients. Since then he has proudly nurtured a close-knit team who are known for championing an exceptional client experience in addition to achieving market-leading results. David now regularly rates among the most recommended agents and agencies in Mosman according to ratemyagent.com.au. Both the agency's sales business and the property management department that followed have grown organically over time, driven by a corporate culture that is encouraging, progressive and client centric. Achieving his goal of becoming the leading independent agency in Mosman, David is dedicated to giving back to the local community that has been so supportive of the agency. A lifelong Lower North Shore local, he thrives on building relationships and relishes the challenges of negotiations, aiming to position himself as a trusted long-term real estate advisor to his clients.   Connect with Us: Looking for a Sydney Buyers Agent? www.gooddeeds.com.au Work with Veronica: https://linktr.ee/veronicamorgan Looking for a Mortgage Broker? www.wealthful.com.au Work with Chris: hello@wealthful.com.au Send in your questions to: questions@theelephantintheroom.com.au    Find this episode on our website: https://www.theelephantintheroom.com.au/podcasts/261   If you've enjoyed this episode, don't forget to like, share, rate and subscribe for more!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

First Up with Landsberg & Colaiacovo
Leo Rautins “We're seeing more games where they're getting pushed around… that's not what we're used to seeing and probably frustrating for Nick Nurse ”

First Up with Landsberg & Colaiacovo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 12:26


TV Analyst for TSN & NBATV Canada Leo Rautins joins First Up recap the Raptors' loss to the Memphis Grizzlies last night. Rautinis shares his thoughts on why the Raptors have been getting bullied in an uncharacteristic way this season, why he isn't worried about Scottie Barnes' up-and-down season so far, Dillon Brooks' importance to the Canadian national team moving forward, and more.

Locked On Thunder - Daily Podcast On The Oklahoma City Thunder
Jaylin Williams gets his first extended run, OKC falls in frustrating loss to Hornets, what we learned on Thursday

Locked On Thunder - Daily Podcast On The Oklahoma City Thunder

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 36:44


Rylan Stiles (@Rylan_Stiles on Twitter) dives into the Oklahoma City Thunder falling to the Hornets on Thursday, as the OKC Thunder could not play the perfect game without Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Aleksej Pokusevski, and Chet Holmgren, what is the formula for the Thunder to win games? Can OKC find a groove without their rim protection? Oklahoma City guard Josh Giddey has a great game, and Tre Mann was better than Oklahoma City fans might give him credit for, How did Thunder rookie Jaylin Williams do in his first extended look? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! PrizePicks First time users can receive a 100% instant deposit match up to $100 with promo code LOCKEDON. That's PrizePicks.com – promo code; LOCKEDON NHTSA Drive sober or get pulled over. Click HERE to learn more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Behind the Birds: Podcast for Philadelphia Eagles fans
Eagles lose a frustrating game to Dallas, 40-34

Behind the Birds: Podcast for Philadelphia Eagles fans

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 46:10


Max and Jay react to the Eagles' second loss of the season. Philadelphia missed an opportunity in a 40-34 loss to Dallas, but retains the NFC's top seed.

Successful Life Podcast
Marketing For The Future | Mark Sherwin

Successful Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 74:11


[00:00:00] Welcome to the Successful Life Podcast. I am your host, Corey. Berrier, and I'm here with my man, mark Sherwin. What's up brother? What's going on, Corey? How are you my man? We doing all right? Doing all right, sir. It's that time of year, man. Everybody's in in go mode. Finish up the year strong. It's interesting you say that because I right there, I'm right there with you. Right? I'm, you and I are thinking exactly the same way, but I tell you what a lot of people this is, I feel like this is separation season. The people that are digging in and doing the work right now are gonna far surpass everybody that's not doing the work right now. That's taking it easy and taking it easy since Thanksgiving. And the issue with that is, unless, and I we didn't really tee this up, but unless people are marketing for, again, we didn't tee this up, but , if people are not marketing for the first quarter right now, if we're not doing our work right now, , we're gonna feel that in the first quarter. Any marketing company like myself, right? Since I started this company almost 13 years ago, I can tell you my busy season is right now. Every marketing company's busy season is right now. Why? Because most contractors, this is their slow season. They're, the phone's not quite ringing as much. They're analyzing how their summer went. They're doing a number of things. And now it's just go time, right? Call up your marketing company, okay, how can we prepare? Right? Those are the calls that we're fielding, and it's near constant. And it's an absolute wonderful time to prepare now for the spring, as you said. So, yeah, we're busy. Preparation's key. Like if you're not prepared you're gonna suffer consequences. And I mean, it just goes with anything in life. It's not just ju just not your business, but. . If I don't prepare for my, whatever it is, if I don't prepare for Christmas, come Christmas, I'm gonna be in trouble. Right. So, but it is a big difference. And this is the time where people just need to really focus. It, it just, it's not time to let off the gas. So Mark Leaves nearby is the name of your company. You said you've been, had been around for 13 years. You're pretty local to me. So tell us a little bit about, leads nearby. Tell me a little bit about why you started this company. What was the reason behind you starting a marketing company? Well, my business partner and I, Bob Maita started leads nearby about 13 years ago. Him and I had worked at one of the largest SEO companies in the country. Keyboard ranking it was a. It was a very bad day happened. There was about 315 of us at the time. And I had started very early in the [00:02:30] company and all the executives got let out in handcuffs. So from there everybody kind of went their own ways. And wait a minute. You keep just state the people got hand let out handcuffs. Hold on. , I gotta hear a little bit more about this. It was a publicly traded firm and it was from, the story was, it was just cash off the top. And they were pocketing at it. were the cash cow and the publicly traded, firm and and yeah, so that was bad. It was really bad. The, that's we all went our separate ways. I ended up at another digital agency that didn't quite work out. Bob ended up at a another agency that didn't quite work out, and then we both ended up. He got recruited to go work for the Yellow Pages. I got recruited by him to go work at the Yellow Pages in the digital age digital side. And it was wonderful. We got in there, they've got all these resources and such, and they sat us down. They said, you know what? We've got a, we need a plan for our digital marketing. They were just starting to think about that. At that point in time recently, actually the Yellow pages mark, just there was Dex Nose. Okay. So was it a reseller? Was it, so here's why I'm asking the question actually, just more personal. Was it, there's a local co company called Reach Local, right? Right. And I'm not, is it something similar to that? No, it was it was Dex Nos Rhh Donnelly. Okay. David business.com and that kind of thing. Anyway we sat down with them and we showed them, we laid out a plan to show them how to generate more leads for themselves, for their salespeople. , how to generate more leads for our customers and how we were gonna generate more revenue overall. Just from the interactive division basically having people pay to be a lead and the, we'll call 'em the ceo, stuck his feet up on the table, went to the bot back page, ended up throwing the 50 page deck down and goes, ah, that's the problem. Our salespeople aren't gonna make enough money. I said, what? Well, they're a union. They're not, they're gonna wanna make more money. And I'm like what does that mean? I'm showing you how they're going to make more money by getting more leads in here. Overall, the company's gonna make more money, and ultimately there's going to be more value to the advertisers. Couldn't care less about any of that. All he want he cared about was the salespeople making more money. About two weeks later, Bob and I got asked into an office, gave our given some severance checks and asked to leave. We took our severance checks and said, there's gotta be a better way. There's gotta be a company out there that can provide value to the home services industry. Home services was [00:05:00] chosen, and here's the best part. Bob happened to be looking for a new air conditioning system at that time. He happened to have an appointment for a new air condition. The owner of the company was coming in to meet with him, to give him a presentation on a new air conditioning system. Those two got talking about marketing. That guy, that company was with the same yellow pages that we just got fired from. So he became our first client. How about, and he's like, I'm done with them. What do you guys can do? And we took our history and our background, and we built them an awesome plan. And immediately he started seeing dividends. . We took that, parlayed that into the next 5, 6, 7 clients and they just started to snowball. I was in Nashville, Tennessee at a one of the first Service Nation Alliance gatherings. And we were invited. We were all we have was a tablecloth and our computers with some business cards. And I walked, I had a line of people around the corner waiting to talk to me. It was absolutely phenomenal. So we specialize in the home services industry and we did very well for them. And that just snowballed Today. To date, I'm the only salesperson in the organization. I have people who help me obviously, but I'm the only salesperson in the organization because, and this is kind of one of those differentiators. I don't want just everybody, right. I interview my clients just as much as they interview me. , right? Are we the right people? It's not about volume for us, it's about quality and longevity. Some of those clients have been with me for almost 10 years. You don't earn that by being fly by night. So that's how we built the company. It's how we're different. I specialize in every single client of mine, including prospects have my personal cell phone number like that, that their success is what keeps me up at night. So that's the kind of differentiator that we go to market with. Man, I didn't know that story obviously, so I, that, that really changes how people I would hope, would look at you in this company because most marketing people. don't have that story. Most marketing people haven't stumped their, skin their knees and busted their teeth in and gotten back up. Most marketing companies, sell ads or they [00:07:30] sell, it is, a lot of marketing companies are not really marketing companies. They're Facebook buyers. That's what they are. And they're just disguised as marketing people. So it's really refreshing to hear that you've had some issues in the past and Yeah. Figured out how to overcome those. Yeah, and really what I heard out of that Mark was that it's about relationships. Yeah. It's not about, it is, it's a hundred percent about relationships. You gotta listen, you got to, care. Right. Not everybody fits into the round pegs, square hole. Right. Yellow pages they're adep at that you give them a hundred dollars and they do exactly the same thing with that a hundred dollars as they do for the guy down the street. And we're not that way. At all. You can't, it's not a blanket solution, right? I mean, everybody's business may not be a significantly different, but they're all different. Yep. They're all different. I have a general guide, right? Everybody has a general guide. You're gonna go down that path, but in the northeast, , you're gonna have boilers, you're gonna have something different than you're gonna have in the southeast. And it's that understanding that most major, a big I'll call 'em conglomerate or yellow page. do the same thing over and over again expecting different results. And that's just not something that we do here. Do you wonder? Sometimes I want I wonder this, sometimes I wonder if there, there are certain there are certain sales trainers, there are certain marketing companies, there are certain people, there are certain names in the industry. That is, they're pretty well known. . And here's what I wonder often, and I observe a lot, I pay attention a lot, but I often wonder is I, are the people working with those people because of that's just who you work with, right? That's just a guy, right? And that's just who everybody works with. And nobody really pokes holes in some of these things. At least that's my observation. Did that make sense? It does. You have to, and in a line, it's the same with customers. Your clients people do business with you because one, they like you. I've been called a really good salesperson. I don't have much formal training. I have some, right? I sold radio, television cars. I've done sales predominantly for most of my adult life. I don't fancy myself as a salesperson but. people do business with me. They align very well. The people that, that my employees that I hand them off to, they're gonna feel in an experience a very [00:10:00] similar fashion to when they talk to me. So I find that transition, right, once you're talking to whoever you're talking to, that transition over to the next phase. Cuz I be very honest, I can't handle everybody. I can't talk to everybody all the time. I can't handle your accounts. So I hire the right people. I have absolutely amazing team working behind me for me, lifting me up, making what I say and do, easy to say and do. I have a saying, I love what I do. I love who I do it foreign. I love who I do it with. And that is not, it's not word vomit. That's not that's actual that's the what I've built this team around that. And this isn't really a say a podcast about what leads nearby. A lot of people don't know my story. And I'm happy to say it . will tell you, at the end of the day, my success, my growth, my company is predicated on my people and my clients. I've taken less money. I've done whatever I can to make sure that those two are the priorities. My family being is a priority as well. So, another pe another thing that a lot of people don't know about me is I'm a man of faith. I'm not perfect. Nobody is, but I am a man of faith. I'm an elder in my church. I really love helping it, I not be involved. I love doing that. And I will tell you not this conversation can go on and on about Mark Sherwin. Lee Nearby was developed and built around providing value. . I truly believe that there was an opportunity in this industry to help service-based contractors with ha give them an authoritative company who knows what they're doing, but give them somebody that they can trust. There are no shortage and everybody listening to this, you have a story on a negative experience with an SEO company. There was just a Facebook post about it, right? Don't, SEO stinks. They're all snake oil salesman and all this other stuff. That's my industry. That's something I've gotta battle, right? And it is, you're right, there are books that you combine and you read the 15 page pamphlet and or the back of the book, and you're suddenly a online marketing expert. I have to deal with them. So there's just had this, the other day, client signed up with me and she's like, mark that, the last two we signed up with burned us. That's terrible. How do you, I feel so bad, but that just makes me want more to provide the value. And it [00:12:30] makes it hard though, for us. It makes it re I cuz I understand you're saying, bro. It makes it awful. Terrible. Yeah. I'll so to that end what we're trying to kind of reimagine what value means, leads nearby and what I can show you. Oh yeah. You're number one. Hey, we got rankings. Look at all these ran. Oh wow. We got more traffic than ever before. Look at this. This is great. And you guys, oh, this is so awesome. This is exactly what I'm supposed to look at, right. . My answer to that is, though, supposed to look at, that's what we think. That's what I want you to look at when I don't have any other story to tell you is look what number one ranking that I got you. I did. I don't care about your number one ranking. You know what I care about? Revenue. Your bottom line, your dollar, your market share. I care about the things that mean something to you, your pocket, your family, your employees. And to that end we've begun late this year. We launched a program called Primo. And its entire purpose was to prove our, what we were doing was generating an increase in your revenue, in your target areas where you want to grow, where the, show you where the opportunity exists in your tar, in your service area. Instead of testing the big giant net. of, oh, we're gonna do paper click all through here. Cause that's my service area. Now I'm drawing circles around within there and saying, that's where I want to, that's where I want to, that's where I want to because those are the areas that are gonna generate the most return on your investment. And it has been kind of one of those aha moments. Like, we got it, like we're impacting market share revenue. Your third your third place ranking on a particular keyword that you fought so hard for is generating exponential amount of revenue. Yeah. That's awesome. Let's go. How much more revenue can we get from a different placement? It's not about number one, it's about how much revenue am I generating from number three, how much revenue am I generating from being found further out on your service area, on your Google business profile? I, these are the things that we're starting to try to focus our client's energy and effort on. And help them understand is what we ultimately, as an industry should be judged on, is revenue [00:15:00] generated lead volume. I'm good with that. Not number one ranking I can influence. It's so funny. Somebody's like, mark, you, I want more traffic. Great. I can influence traffic tomorrow. Just write a bunch of blog posts. And if as long as you as a service area business in Raleigh, North Carolina could care less about getting traffic from New York, I'm good. But you're a service area business in Raleigh, North Carolina. Guess where you want most of your traffic from Raleigh, North Carolina, So we spend time with that and help our clients with that, help them become the authorities, help them become the quintessential expert in their area on their topic and that revenue number, and looking at that at the end of the day, that market share, how much of that market do you own in your priority zip codes? It's been the aha moment that we all search for in our business lives. And we are, that, that's what we've been going to market with. And ultimately I'll tell you the long-term plan is I plan to tie my revenue, what I get paid on my ability to hit those numbers. That that, that's interesting. All right, so let's go back for a second, just for anybody that's listening, brother. So let's just say I just started an HVAC plumbing company, right? And yeah, and I'm looking for a digital market. I'm looking for a marketing company, and yeah, all these options, and I'm listening to this and I'm thinking, all right, so he said, I'm not gonna hit all the service areas. I'm just gonna hit specific service areas. What, if I don't know anything about marketing, what do you mean? Define, kind of break that down for me if I'm, let's just pretend I don't know anything about marketing, because there's a lot of people that could be listening to this that may not know. Talk about it. Okay, go for it. Marketing is okay. You're you're starting your own business. Awesome. Welcome to the club. It's a ride. The first and foremost thing that I need you guys to understand is that you need to be focused on why somebody needs to do business with you. What problem are you solving? Is it just, you started the business because you're a plumber and want to start a business because you're a plumber? What problem, what thing that the plumbing company that you work for, you wanted to break off and do on your own? Why? What was the purpose? Is it just money? Is it, I don't know that answer, but you're generally solving a problem. I broke off and I'm solving a problem in this industry because, I believe that the Yellow Pages was doing you guys wrong. [00:17:30] What did you break off and do? That becomes what if I don't know that? What if I don't know that though? What if I just say, you know what? I just, screw the balls. Right? I just saw him making all this money. I hear that a ton. And that's quite frankly my, I wanna, I see all these guys getting all this money from being purchased. I want that. Right? Totally. There's a plan. How do we get there? Why should somebody do business with you? Okay. Once you have established that that why somebody does business with me and know it's not because you have the best and well most well-stocked trucks. No, it's not because you're the nicest guy. Okay? Those can be things that you can say, but what is it that's different? What is it that, what problem are you truly solving once you establish that? . Now that's not an easy question. Your marketing company can help you, ask your friends and family, ask people around you, what is your most frustrating thing with the plumber that you've had last time in your house?  That's fascinating that you said that. All right. So that's, that is such a great point. I gotta stop you for just one second. You're basically, I'm gonna stand there. Go ahead and stop when you need to. No, you're good. But you're, understanding what the market wants, right? And you said ask other people. I would encourage maybe people not to ask a friend and family, cuz they're not gonna be honest with you. But what you could do, if you wanna know what you should specialize in is, talk to the people that are out in the marketplace, right? Find out what the problems are, find out what this plumbing company's doing, find out what they're doing, find out what they're doing wrong, find out what they're doing right, and figure out which one of those things that aligns with you. Or if it's, I'll just use this as an example, if it's if it's drained, right? You and I both know that not everybody's qualified to do drains, right? Not all plumbers even wanna do drains, but if you are really good at doing drains, then you could specialize, right? We know Ellen, RO, I'm sure you know that name, I think it's zoom drains maybe. Anyway, they specialize in just drains because that's what they're good at. Now does that mean they don't do anything else? No, but they lead with the one thing that they do Well, and of course they do all the other things. Right. And I think that's maybe what you were saying it is. And, yes. Absolutely. I'll give you the example. Okay? When you go in and in a technician comes to your door and you open that door, right? And the first whiff of you open the door and the first whiff you get is a smoke. [00:20:00] Guy just got done smoking a cigarette or something, right? You, he didn't open his mouth. And that homeowner, who's probably not a smoker at that point, is immediately turned off to the, to, to whatever that could, he could be the best plumber on earth. And if he smells like a smokestack, he's gonna have that problem. This is what I'm telling you, like, these are the things to understand When you ask friends or family, when you ask people in the marketplace, well, whoever you ask as many people as you can. What problems do are out there so that you can address them. We're the cleanest cut guys out there. We roll the red carpet out. We, there's so many things that you can, Hey, that's my message. I'm not that guy or a girl. Right? That's not who we are or wanna be. That's a market, that's a brand, that's something that you can go to market with. My people are excellent at it. I'm good at it. . I've hired the right people to help with that. The second part of that is do build it and they will come right? It people all the time. They'll call me up, mark, just build me a website and the leads will start rolling in. And I'll be able to pay for your bill next month once I have a website. I'm sorry, we're not right for you. Wrong answer. Right? It's not build and you will come. Why People are smart today, right? They've got all these choices. What's different about you? Why are they gonna choose you? And that brand has everything to do with whether or not somebody even recognizes you. Do yourselves a favor. Go to Google. I want and anybody listen to this test, this theory out, go to Google and type in bear repellent. It's a fun experiment. Who would you choose on that page? , 90% of you say 80% of you are going to choose Amazon or r e i. Why? They've done their best job of branding Amazon. I know I'm gonna get it in two days. There's gonna be some reviews there. R e i. Yeah, they're specialized in that. The number one on there is like Bear Smart or Bear Mark. That's, they probably have the best products and the most experience, but somebody you've never heard of. Now think back to Plumber. Plumber near me. Never heard of, oh yeah. I've seen these guys around Call and they're in the third spot, or they're so right. I am looking, in my mind it's a psychological event, right? I'm looking, I'm Nope nope. I'm looking for reasons not to do business with you as much as I'm looking for somebody to do business [00:22:30] with. A hundred percent. So we spend a lot of time in helping clients understand that, in that it's not magic. . It's just not, I wish it was, I'd be a rich man. We joke around, mark, just pick up the Google phone and call surrogate. Nope. It doesn't exist. I love helping those clients more than I want them to be a client of mine. I will sit down and I will educate any person that calls up. No problem. Give I love that aspect about what I do and give them ideas and help them build out. I've probably had five last month that I did the exact same thing for who's the first person they call when they're ready to sign up with a company like mine. Hopefully I am. Makes sense. It, I totally agree. And it is important. The brand's important. Understanding the messaging, right? I would love for you to talk about that for a second. How many times do you, and I'm not necessarily saying your people, but I see this a lot, right? The messaging in the email, right in the funnel or whatever, the email chain that you're getting, it's a little bit different than what the other messages are. And that incongruence is the same as that dude walking up on the front porch as a smoker to a non-smoker. It, I get asked this question all the time and let's get that out there, right? Seo, I mark seo, my website. so I show up. I want you to think of Google as a person, and this goes right back to messaging. So don't think I'm going in a different direction here, goes right back to messaging. there are, when you SEO something people are constantly, you how many keywords does it have to say in the exact way that it has to say it? And there's gotta be a certain percentage in the first 300 words, and there's gotta be minimum of 300 words. There's all these like general rules about seo o and yes, those things are kind of your basic, that's what you should minimally do for anybody. What we end up spending a lot of time is why should Google rank you over anybody else? And it gets back to the messaging and it gets back to Google rewards content, unique content, fresh perspectives, right? If you guys take nothing away from this, something that to go to your SEO company with is how can you be the quintessential expert in your area and on your topic of what you do. Palmer electrician, doesn't matter. What can you do as the expert to show [00:25:00] Google that you are in fact the quintessential expert in the area? Now, that gets into your messaging. That gets into we are the authority because we're willing to provide the most information, answered, the most questions that people have on the particular topic, the most AC repair. We should just use that, right? I don't want AC repair, air conditioning repair. Everybody wants that as a term. Great. Why should Google rank you over anybody else? And when you can understand that your messaging on your website isn't about how many times did I say the word AC repair? It's about how much information do you provide on your site about the topic. air conditioning repair, the types of air conditioning repair to expect. How much does it generally cost? Okay, what kind of air conditioning repairs, what's the timeframe? Right? There are so many questions that people have of the general topic and when you can help your website be the authority that my friend is one of the key pieces. It's in your message, how your message comes across that gets people there, then it's the tagline, right? Fix today or it's right or right. Fix right or repaired whatever it is, right? I want your message to come across at that point because that is going to detail whether or not the client does business with you. I'm gonna arrive in a fully stocked truck. That's when that is important. Google wants to know, did you educate my search of the client when you get there? Man, all of a sudden the light bulbs go off. You're a featured snippet on the search results page. You're part of the questions that, that Google asks right? And provides answers to. That's where you start showing up, and that's when you start getting the best search volume coming in for your most important keywords. And that's the messaging. So I want to hit, I want to, I wanna go back on something that you mentioned that was really important. When people go to your website, they do not care about you. They don't care about your family. They don't care about how hard you work to start the business. If they don't care, you know that any of that crap, they care about what you can do for them. You just mentioned that when people go to your site, they wanna learn about what it is they wanna learn about. Here we're talking about HVAC systems. So have an article about HVAC systems, right? It doesn't need to be your whole website, but you need to have information so people can learn about it. [00:27:30] Guess what? They're not gonna be able to put the HVAC unit in themselves. Like, you're not doing anybody a disservice by putting it on there. Nope. However, massive disservice if you're driving traffic about how great this deal is and they get to the site and it's about you, and well, I just use you and Bob in this scenario. They get to your site and it's about you and Bob's story like that doesn't make sense. We see that doesn't make sense. I'll tell you the biggest thing for us and anybody out there understand that your client cares that you're gonna answer their problem, their concern to them that the faulty air conditioner, that is the most important topic. They're con biggest cons. They're the only one in the world at that moment in time with that exact problem, and they're desperate for. they're hot, they're cold, they're not supposed to be. There's water where it's not supposed to be. There's a switch that's not working when it was before. These are primary concerns. How quickly can you get out there to solve them? We earn plate. Google's not going to reward you because you have a well stock truck. Google's gonna reward you because you have a well-informed website that does that, that educates that person on that particular topic at hand. Whatever their concern is now, when they get to your website is when, Hey, I need those trust signals. I need that that I need to feel good about who's gonna show up on my house. All right. The second most, and this is almost I haven't talked to many other agencies about this, but in my agency, the second most visited page, almost every one of my websites is the About Us page. , including leads nearby. They wanna know who you're gonna do business with. They want, you got me there now, who's gonna show up at my door? Who am I gonna be talking to? Right? Oh, wow. Hey. Yeah, I see some of the people they were, oh, that's great. Yeah. For whatever reason, it goes back to some of that family, right? They wanna know that they can trust you. That you're not just some robot held back on getting their money. It's no, don't do that. Be family oriented. Be show off your people. I know they're not photogenic, believe me. I know. But figure out a way to make them photogenic. Whatever that may be. I don't know. There's a guy that was in Oklahoma and most of you guys are gonna know him. Chris Hunter [00:30:00] guys weren't that photogenics. What'd he do? He went out and created caricatures out of all of them. . He made it fun and people ate it up. I got a electrician down in Atlanta. He went so far as to take pictures of all of his people doing things that they loved on the side, snowboarding and all right? He had all these cool pictures of his people doing the activities that they loved, not in their uniform. These are the kinds of things that bring a family aspect. Oh yeah, these are the people I want my, they're fun. They're cool. They're gonna solve my problem. Or maybe they're just like me, right? They could just, like, that's the, I may not be a snowboarder, but I may see this guy that's, whatever. Well fill in the blank, but I can see myself in that guy or that girl, whatever it is, right? Yeah. uh, Chris would tell us stories and the guy in the Atlanta tells us stories. People will call up and ask for that guy or that girl. because of their background, right? Hey, I'm a we'll use a Raleigh thing, right? I'm an NC State fan. I don't want, I don't want a Tar Hill fan showing up at my house, . And that's a real thing. It's, it totally is. Yes. I don't know about you ever there in the country, but here that would be a real thing. That would be a real thing. Think about, the Georgia Bulldogs. You got that whole thing down there. You got Texas you's got tons of that going on. Yeah, it's a thing. I mean, hey, maybe a great strategy to align yourself with whatever the most popular thing is, or what I'm not saying be as honest, but hey if all the other technicians advice to the technicians of all the other guys, like a certain team, like the other one, whether or not you're do or not, cause people will pick you just because. They will that hundred percent they will. Because people want to do business, people they know, like, and trust. Inter like them. Same thing. Same thing. Alright, so let's dive back into I, I want you to dive a little bit more into Primo. I don't know that we really talked about it in as much detail as I'd like, so yeah, go ahead. What's your question? So my question is if, alright, so I, and I know that there's only certain things that you could tell me about it, but I guess why is this, other than the service areas or why is that important? Maybe that's a group question. Why is it important to not hit the whole triangle and just hit the service areas that you were talking about earlier? It's extraordinarily important to hit your entire service market. Okay. [00:32:30] Where's the best opportunity for return on investment? Isn't like you want your budget to go. You want your budget to, to have its best bank for the buck. And if I'm spending where people aren't going to spend with me or from, if I'm spending in an area where I'm just not the right households, it's just I'm getting clicks, but I'm not getting opportunity. This should tell you that our, and what our primo is proven is that's not your primary area. There's just not enough opportunity in that area to impact it. It's from a revenue perspective. So what we ended up doing Primo was born, I'll start at the beginning. Primo was born out of this necessity that clients were asking for reporting what they were asking for. Validity. Mark, what you're doing for me is great. Everybody up until this point has showed me ranking reports and traffic reports. They don't know how much money they're making from those efforts. Then they, people started getting into, oh, let's do more tracking. Let's provide some attribution to it. Wonderful. Great. I have, I'm all about attribution. What we couldn't uncover was I'll tell and most of you on this call, if you're a business owner, you guys are gonna understand this. You've dumped money into a location for months and just not getting any more revenue out of it than you did before. What we find is that you've hit a market share cap. Take that same, we'll call it a hundred dollars that you that you're spending over here and getting a half a lead. And you take that same a hundred dollars and you apply it to an area where you don't have market saturation. Take that same a hundred dollars and apply it there. The, it's a mu that a hundred dollars might be two full leads at that point. It goes further. . Now I know what most of you're saying, mark. I wanna push the envelope. I wanna push that percentage of market share up. I wanna own the entire thing I do too. But you know, as well as I do, it's gonna cost more. Each lead that you get when you hit that top is going to cost exponentially more to get, because you have to break a relationship or whatever the case is, it's gonna cost more. Whereas some areas around your cer in your service area have great home values, great demographics and psychographics have everything that you're looking for. From a total home perspective. They don't have a preferred partner. Let's go after them. Let's focus our [00:35:00] energy on what we can in that area. Instead of using your paper, click budget and drawing a giant circle, draw smaller circles. And what we uncovered, Corey has been breaking phenomenal, is when you target at that level, you end up with. Far more impact. That a hundred dollars goes far further, the revenue is still there. And you impact market share. And I can tell you, unequivocably, oh, we hit the top of that market share, let's start taking dollars and put 'em into the next one while still maintaining what you have and you continue to grow your service area on that way. Now this is new. I'm I don't have like all these statistics and everything I'm gonna be able to share with you on this call, but what I can tell you is when you impact, when you show a client where they have been dumping money into and not gaining any more revenue from, and he takes that dollar and he moves it over to a zip code, and all of a sudden he's got, he can visibly see that zip code in his, he has service, tighten in his service, tighten rack tracking, generating more revenue than ever before from a simple switch. retargeting switch. Yeah. We're on something Customer for life. That happened. That it, yes. And he even said, he is like, all right, where's my next zip code? Where are we going from here? We looked at his overall reporting and we increased his market share by 1%. Doesn't sound like much to anybody. Maybe not. That's a huge, what does that equate to? Just for anybody listening, just give us like a number of what that 1% really would mean, depending on the size of your company. Could be a million bucks like it was for this company. Alright. Good example. a, It was a million dollars in revenue, attributed revenue to a particular zip code. So let me ask you something like I, and I wonder this I don't wonder this. I see this in certain different companies that they might be marketing. to a lead, and let's just say they're in Winston-Salem. Let's just pretend they're in Winston-Salem. Sure. But they've got Mar but there's, they've got but they're targeting Greensboro. They're targeting Burlington. They're targeting Pilot Mountain. , you're talking about an hour and a half distance between one lead to the next. And I have to scratch my head on that one because it, unless you've got enough trucks that, that doesn't matter. But I'm talking about somebody that's doing $2 million a year that don't [00:37:30] have before trucks. And that matters a lot. That matters to Tom, right to, it could kill you. Take your service area and you shrink it down. Your service area is that big generally because you want as many leads as you can to keep your four guys busy. My goal, shrink your service area and find enough work in that four for those four guys in the smaller service area. Right. Get that guy in the same area. Now, look I'm not a, I'm not a trainer on, on that side of it. Through our, Corey, I'm sure you can help. I know there's a lot of people out there that can help organize somebody's day, organize their schedule, work on quality lead scoring, that kind of thing, so that you can wait your schedule properly based on where you're gonna be. But for the guy that, the one 2 million, right? When you're sitting there, you're like, I'm going a half hour across town, hour and a half across town. Your marketing should be focused on where the highest propensity for opportunity works. It is then you coordinate your schedule with it. I spend a lot of time in helping clients shrink their service area before growing it. I help clients figure out where they should grow to. I'm helping with the Primo Report. The Primo report is showing them where they should put their new office. Where they should buy a company, right? What is the op market opportunity in those areas? I if you're going back to your original question, if you're a new company and you don't know where to stick your flag, this report will help you identify The biggest op best opportunity might not be in downtown Raleigh. It might be in an outskirt, right? Let's go down to Garner. Oh, Smithfield. Yeah. That seems like a good area, right? But this will help you understand that. Well, the truth is does it matter? Like if you're making money out of that area, does, do you really care where it is? Like provided Then it's, within distance, obviously, who cares, right? Who cares what neighborhood you're in? As long as you're making money, as long as you're making money, but the how quickly you make the money. That's true. Why it matter, right? If I'm in downtown Raleigh, I am dealing with every other downtown Raleigh company. But if I move a little bit in the outskirts, there's a lot of good homes around here. right? I wanna own this area on where there's really good homes and I have less competition to deal with, especially on Google Maps. Okay? Now you're impacting your Google Map placement with a properly developed, properly positioned office. We all know, right? Google shows your office within a five mile, 10 mile radius, depending upon the number of compe [00:40:00] competitors. Now I'm gonna, Hey, I'm getting a little bit more bang from my buck, where before if I was in downtown Raleigh or downtown, whatever, I get that little net because I got so much competition. Stop trying to be like everybody else. Stop trying to be, was Houston had over, no, I don't even remember now, 3,600 H V A C companies in and around there. Don't what pub, what part of that are you or do you want to own? What part of that do you want to dominate? Dominate it. Then expand, then look to grow. You can be a very big company in a very small area, like around Houston or even south of Raleigh. I just looked at a map the other just today, right? Tulsa, Oklahoma. And I looked just south. There's Broken arrow and I'm like, oh my gosh, this is such a huge opportunity for him. I never thought about that. That's why I'm here. Makes total sense. Well, it really does make sense. I'll tell you the side. Another benefit of doing it the way you just said is imagine your branding, right? Your vans, that if you're the plumbing company we're talking about now you're getting this super small service area. Guess what your brand's getting seen by that really small service area. And in their mind, perception is you're everywhere. Right? You're all around my neighborhood. So I assume you're all over the country because it matters to me, right? And guy, guys and girls that are listening to this. That's exactly correct. What Corey just said is exactly correct. Now it's still on you. Do not trust. Do not assume that your client now is going to recommend you to their neighbor. Ask, start handing out referral cards. Hand out door hangers. Do whatever you've gotta do. Every job becomes two jobs. Do not let that opportunity slip past if you've got 'em on the phone. Hey, did you, I, it sounds like your water heater's kind of old is that similar with some of your neighbors? Do they want like a free inspection or anything? Ask, these are opportunities that. . There was a old H V A C guy told me this. He's like, mark, go on to the days of wearing a tool belt and going to work, right? Everybody is responsible for the start asking questions even on the when that first call comes in. These are business coaching things that just the guys that are, and guys and girls in the field. Please understand these are questions that lead to more revenue for you, more income. [00:42:30] Yes the company does better, but at the end of the day, you do better for you and your family. You grow, you are problem solving out there. Everybody offers if you're proud of that, if you're in the trades, sorry to cut you off. No. Be proud of that. That's the huge thank you, right? Be proud of that. I can't. Fix, my, my septic system, I can't fix drains. I know. To pour draino down there and all, y'all just shrugged. Oh my god. Draino, no. Alright. But that's what the homeowner knows they're asking you, come in. I had a my, my son flushed his underpants down the toilet when he was a baby. The potty training thing washed his underpants on the toilet, clogged that sucker up. Good. I called three plumbers. One finally showed up. Yes. Totally smelled like he was smoking. Yes. Destroyed the bottom of my toilet with his little plumber or, thing. And but in five minutes, had the underwear out and then turned around and goes a hundred bucks. And I go, what did a hundred dollars get me? He goes, well, it's an hour of time. I said, great, let's go for a walk. And I walked him all around my house, Hey that spigot is leaking, this is right. And he, Hey, can you flush that right? How much to cost? I was literally trying to train him on how he should have approached me. There was more work to be done in that house, and he was ready to leave with his a hundred dollars in his pocket. Great. A hundred dollars for five minutes of work. I totally understand. He wants to go to the next five minute job. I get it. But there was more money to be made at my house and he didn't have to travel any, any further. I actually heard that a little bit differently. I was like, oh, so I paid for your hour of time. Well, I might as well get you to fix everything you could fix during this a hundred dollars hour of your time. Because customers would absolutely run with that. Yes. And I, hundred percent I change more. Yeah, absolutely. You paid him for his expertise, not his time, and that's where he messed up. Yeah. So these are the things like, and these are the experiences that your friends and family, colleagues, people around you people just in the community, just start asking like, what problem? What problems are very typical of a plumber or H V A C company? Well, there's a guy here locally right, Corey six and fix, he established his, he was an H V A C guy. He was a story written about him. He was an H V A C guy. He's not even my client. He was an H V A C guy only getting so far in, in getting leads and his company's only getting [00:45:00] so big. I don't remember the original company name. He talked to a bunch of people and their biggest concern was, how fast can you get out to my house? Well call by six, and it's fixed by today. Oh, he has 40 something trucks last I knew on the road, just in the Raleigh market, and all he does is fix. I don't, here's why that, he turns it over to his old company. And here's why that works, mark. Cuz we all want everything the Amazon way. So guess what? You're no different. Your service is zero. No different. None. None. Everybody's used to the Amazon way, right? I hit the button. It's there in two days. Yeah. Is that fair to the con? No. But does it matter if it's fair? You gotta understand where your customer's brain is. Then you've got me. Then you've like, I don't want to call another plumber. I honestly don't. I have no desire to call another plumber. I wanna know I got a guy or, yeah. I wanna know. Yeah. And, but now you got me. What are you gonna do with me? Well, I didn't tell you this story. One of the first things that happened to me, I saw I it was a local company put windows in in my house. I bought a house. And the windows. I mean basically just draft Central. So I hired a company to come out. This was before I even started leasing nearby. Hired a company to come out and they showed up and they did their work $15,000 later. And I, I remember right, I didn't have that kind of money. I had to take a home equity loan out. It was all kinds of, it's a big deal. I was the one calling him up, going, Hey do you do this? Hey, do you do this? I got more money to spend and I felt kind of used like he could care less after he got his $15,000 from me that whether or not, and he could a great job, he installed Windows, everything that was not the problem. He missed them opportunity for to own my home. I had more stuff to do, so I started calling his competi. people that like you didn't earn it. My wife just had a she owns her own company. She just had a person come into her house and to her place to polish and wax the floors. It's a health organization, right? And she does speech pathology and they were clean and polish the floors. They gave her a really high number and I told her it was gonna take a really long time to do. And she said yes. They still haven't showed up. They still haven't given her a date that they're gonna come in. Then they finally called her. We were just on a little vacation in Nashville. They called her by on a [00:47:30] vacation, Nashville, and they're like, we have too many little jobs. We can't handle your big job, so, we're just gonna have to decline. Like, are you kidding me? We just went two months round and round, finally agreed on a price, and I was just asking you for the time, and now you can't do it. She calls one guy up. Yes, ma'am. I can be right out there. Before and after pictures on his website, she'll tell you that's exactly what sold her was the before and after pictures. That's how she made the decision, was I see the floor before. I hate it. That's what it's gonna look like after sold. And he is a thousand dollars cheaper and can do it a day sooner, a day. Shorter. Yes. There's so many stories out there of people do the right thing by your clients. Guys. Do the right thing. Answer the right answer. The phones care. When you answer the phones, and when you do, I can guarantee you it's a change in your business and your philosophy. Corey, how many phone calls have you listened to? Pete Plumbing, Pete speaking. Like, are you kidding me? , how can I help today? What's going on? What's wrong? Oh my gosh, you've got a geyer in your front yard. Let me get right out there. Let's make that a priority, that there's two, ways to think about that. And one is want to know that my problem is you can help me with, is a concern to you that it's a priority and you wanna help me, right? So news flash folks, you don't have to, you don't have to spend more money in marketing to get more leads. Just train your people to execute when the leads come in and you will save money on marketing. This is why I'm dealing with Corey. This is why I have aligned myself with his training, because I cannot agree more with that statement. I honestly, I've listened to phone calls and I've had clients quit. Marco, we quit. True story thousand leads sent via a text message campaign. He had a thou, this guy had a thousand leads verifiable in six months, a thousand leads. He responded to a grand total of three, three of them. He responded to his excuse I just want 'em to call. Can't they just call and he quit my program? Okay. can't I can't fix that. I can't like, you can't. Somebody wanted to do business with you initially. Earn the opportunity to call them and work on your terms. [00:50:00] Then you can do that up until that point, gotta deal with them on their terms. And most of the time it's as simple as picking up the phone and being nice and showing up on time and you've. Most of the battle if you just do those three things. The first and this girl had no con my first client, and this girl had no formal training that I know about at the time, and she just get on the phone. Sweetest southern pie. Oh my gosh. We absolutely want to help you. Oh, good. Thank you. Okay, great. You can hear the relief in the customer's voice with just that one. Oh, my, oh, good. Good. Gosh, we can absolutely help you. That one qualifying statement in a sympathetic tone and a solution oriented, like, we can help you done that. That person was hooked. She booked everybody that came in. Yeah. She's absolutely phenomenal at it. Well, think of, mark, think about it, and I know you'll agree with this. When, even as a customer, we don't know what the problem is, right? We call you because we're scared. , we are confused. We may have something going completely sideways. We don't know how much it's gonna cost. Yep. That's what's going through our minds. When your CSR answers the phone, h a ABC Plumbing, and we're like, what? You're not gonna help me with my problem. You don't even care about me. You don't even care about your stuff. Your answer on the phone like that at at the end of the day, guys services like Corey, Corey himself helps marketing companies like me look better at the end of the, that's what it counts to. If I, if you can, if I can, if Corey can take one more lead. If you're, if I send you 10 leads and you close four of 'em, but he can close one more. Help you close. One more. I that's a huge number at the end of the day in the revenue. , and that's why I've aligned them. I know where to target. I know how to target. I know I, I know the means to which to reach your target audiences. I know messages that are going to resonate with them. That's all on me. When I get that phone to ring, when I get that text message to come through, when I get that smoke signal to happen, I don't care if that person has reached out in some way fashion reform to you. That's the baton. That's when a marketing company goes, yeah, we won. We got it. Here's your baton. Go for it. And if you continue to let them slip through, don't answer the phone answer the ah, they'll leave a [00:52:30] message. No, they won't. Don't assume that. Answer the phone every single chance That thing comes in, answer every email within as, as quickly as you can. . Those are the things that differentiate you over or anybody else. How many times guys have you gotten a lead and call them the next day and they already have an appointment with somebody else? Most of the time they're gone. You lost them. They're gone. They're gone call. You're a hundred percent right, dude. You're absolutely right. And here's the thing, mark if I'm a contractor and I suck an answer on the phone and I hate email and I don't like text messages, in fact, I really don't even want anybody to bother me. I just wanted to pay me. And guess what You can do, . You can hire somebody to do those other little things that you hate doing, and you can just run the business and do it. Well, imagine that somebody answered your calls for you. I get it, everybody. I get it. But there are companies, there are people that, that. This is one of the biggest areas that most smaller contractors start contractors starting out fail at. They try to be everything to everybody. They try to wear every single hat in the company. I had one guy, he's like, oh, I just need the phone calls between three and four o'clock in the afternoon. It's the only time I have available to answer them. Like, I'm sorry, people have a con, I have a problem at two in the afternoon. They're gonna have problems at 8:00 PM they're gonna have problems when they first wake up. If you're not answering the phone, they're gone. And I can't make them call at a certain time. And again, these aren't ideal clients and maybe they're extenuating circumstance. Maybe they're, maybe I'm just telling stories on the far ends of the spectrum. I don't know. I just know that I hear them. I hear them more than I should. And I can tell you your marketing company can absolutely help. I if you'd like to give us a shout, great. But I will tell you that your marketing company can do wonders. Give them the ammo they need, give them the information they need. It's all this is me giving you kind of the secret sauce guys. Give them the information and the help that they need. And the most important thing is pick up where they feel like they've won, they hand that baton to you. It is you're responsible for the revenue, not in your marketing company. You're responsible for closing that lead, booking, that lead, not your marketing company. Your marketing company did everything that right. At that point, I've gone so far as I've created programs and products that actually try to book the client call. Right? Oh fine. You're not [00:55:00] that good at it. Here, let me give you tools to help with that. Right. It's only so far I can go though. You can't make people do things. You just can't. And you would, until the pain gets great enough, there'll be zero changes. I don't know. It's yeah I hate that call though. I hate that call that the pain is too much. It's tough. But here's what I'd like, you know what I'd like to leave everybody with, and then I, you can leave everybody with something. Mark, it's really simple to email Mark if he's got, if you have a problem with your marketing, if the numbers dropped, email him, text him, send him a message and say, Hey Mark, we are not selling enough hot water heaters this month. Is there something going on with that? Maybe we should shift the marketing to whatever. The other thing is, you need to focus on what you're not getting a lot of leads on. But guess what? If you if the customer doesn't call you and tell you how are you ever gonna do, I'll tell you there's a if you're not busy and you're supposed to be, it's just your time of year, whatever it is, and you're not busy, your marketing's not working for you. Yep. When you're busy and you're supposed to be, your marketing's doing pretty good. When you are booked two weeks out and turning calls away, your marketing company is exceeding expectations. That's the realm. That's the where I like to work, right? I like people calling me and saying, stop what you're doing, cuz I've got, I'm booked too far out. , for the H V A C guys listening if you're, mark, if you are not busy when it's 900 degrees out in the summer, you're not busy. Your marketing's not working. You are just not found anywhere. They don't have the opportunity to get to you. That's when you call a company like mine. You call somebody that can help my clients. This is the, like I said, this is the busy season. I don't hear from them during the summer. Right. Frustrating. I want 'em to hear from them cuz I wanna prepare for the winter when they're not gonna be busy, but I get it. They're busy, they're running their company, they're on record pace. We've had 60% growth this year for one company in residential 30% for another, 43% for another. There's no shortage of opportunity growth this year. Not all. I don't take all the attri attribution. Right. They give it to me. You are instrumental in helping me get to that point mark. And that's, that, that's the realm that we work in. That's the stories that we have. That's the and again, leads nearby as a differentiator. I'm the only sales guy in [00:57:30] the organization. If you, I'm the owner of the company, you'll have my personal cell phone number. You can email me today, mark leads nearby.com. Very simple. M ark leads nearby.com. That will get to me just reference this in the subject line.  Great. Right? I'd love that as an opportunity. I don't work with everybody. I'd rather give them free. I like to give a lot of people free advice. I hope you took away something from this too, the people that are watching. Corey, I hope you took something away from it. But there's a that's what I'm hoping people walk away from by listening to this. I know it's a little longer paper than most of your podcast, and I appreciate that sticking around this long. , just let me know how I, well, I did fail to ask you one more question unfortunately, and I gotta ask this because I think it is one of the separators and it shows your humbleness that you didn't mention this. But you all have spec, you all have dedicated team members. You don't have one person doing all this crap. You've got an SEO person, you've got a paper click person. You have, I can't go down to all the lists. I've met with all of 'em, obviously, but you can, it's important because a lot of companies just have that one guy that's just doing all that crap for you. And I don't know about you. Well, I do know about you cuz of how you structured your company. That doesn't make much sense. Can't be a specialist in everything. . I've hired former marketing people from H V A C companies. I've hired people from different walks of life. SEO experts, pay-per-click experts all of them with a passion to help. One, one of my one of my people her husband is a plumber, right? These are, I can't stress enough the importance of having somebody that understands the industry that you're working in that loves to help this industry that's what their sole focus in leads nearby. Sole focus is working with the trades, working with service area businesses. It's where we have cut our teeth. I don't have a lawyer division. I don't have a, I don't have a real estate division. I have I work with and for. Home service contractors and B2B contractors, right? I do have a quite a few of those actually. So I'm very good if you are traveling to someplace, I can help you be found in those places. That's the general consensus there. The, and this is, please understand my humbleness is I am, I take personally every client's success. [01:00:00] I have hired the right people. They support me in everything that, that I say and do. And sometimes I say things and they're like, mark, I didn't know that we could do that. And I said, you, we, you didn't know that we could do it, but I knew that you could do it. There's nothing, I don't sell anything that we can't do. My people are extraordinary at that. For any of my people listening, love y'all. The I'll go to, I'll go to bat for any single one of them. My people know this. I just had one not recent, not long ago. Leave me only to come back six months later because where they went was awful. And loved what we were took less money maybe, I think it was. Anyway, but she's phenomenal. These are the stories. These are the people I've hired. I'd have everybody's in-house. Everybody, yes, works from home, but everybody's in-house. These are, I don't, I farm out very little and the things that I do farm out are replicatable stuff. But my people are all in-house. My designers, , this guy's rock. My social media team. Are you kidding me? I have the right people. Seo. This guy is like a chip off the old block, right? I, if I built my SEO person, it'd be great. So these are the people that I have. At your disposal. They work in pods, we call them. So they work in small teams and you have access to them as a, as you'll have a team leader and then you'll have the people in the pod that you have access to. And that's how we have built this company. Again, I'm the only sales guy. I have a 30 plus, I have a excuse me 23 plus person organization soon to be 23 person organization and plus four executives. I'm the only sales guy, and I did that for a very specific reason. That keyword ranking I worked for that was a sales based organization. Get 'em in, get 'em out, whack the credit card, all that stuff. I am anti that. That is not what we do here. My sales process is long. I make sure that you are. Comfortable with the decision your marketing company should be, shouldn't be selling you anything. Just like you, you don't want you, you want people to buy from you. You don't wanna sell to them. It's exactly the same situation here. I vouch for that. I can vouch for you being a hundred percent that way. Cause that's how we started this relationship. , it was a sales pitch for either one of us. Like it just made sense that, people get it right. I think people get it. I hope they do. I do. But I agree. And this is a, I appreciate you, explaining all that because I do think it's important that people understand that there are subject matter [01:02:30] experts on your team dedicated to those specific things that'll be dedicated to your specific account. . I don't know too many people have that. I don't know anybody else actually. I'll tell you a quick story. My content team are again, phenomenal at what they do, constantly learning. You know what the biggest frustration is? And I want, no, they don't know what a capacitor is. No, they don't know right? What a, a electrical panel does on the side of a house. They don't know you do. And what they're desperately trying to do is drag that information out of you in any form they can get it, so that they can articulate that back as subject matter experts on your website help you become that authority. So when times that any content person sits you down and starts talking, think, how much could I possibly tell this person that I know about it? , that's only going to help you. Well, that's the magic, right? Because most of us I'll speak for me and most contractors that we don't wanna understand this stuff, right? We don't wanna understand all the, we wanna make sure whatever we deposit, whatever we give you money that we're gonna make an ROI on that money. That's it. Yep. Right? That's the bottom line. And guess what? Bottom line provide that. Right. You can provide that. You'll not give people canceling. Right. I'll report on it. Absolutely. Yeah. I appreciate the time, Corey. Where can people find you? You wanna give out your number, market leads nearby.com. And if you are so in choose, just know. Just like you, I get a lot of spam messages and voicemails and stuff. I might not answer right away. Please introduce yourself, but you can call me on my cell phone, (919) 830-7471. Like I said, every client and prospect has it. You might as well. So I'm good with that. Yeah, and maybe just for everybody listening don't call Mark, text him. Like if he is just a little bit easier to keep up with things don't call, because that's just, that's a, first of all, nobody really wants to use the phone anyway. But yeah, I think it's best for you. Text, I'll set something. We'll set something up pretty easy. Even if you call the main line (919) 758-8420 th they'll help you get on my calendar. I've got a Calendly link that we can send out and get you on my calendar. And again, this is all about just exploratory information. If I can give you free stuff, I will. If I can give you free information, yes. Why? Because that helps me and my, my, my reputa, that's my reputation. That's the legacy I wanna leave behind [01:05:00] is that people came to me and they got something from it that they could use in the future. And even if it's a little piece that I impacted you in a positive way, I'm good. So thank you brother. I appreciate you. Appreciate you, man. Thank you for the opportunity and hope to hear from if you have any questions, you got it.   Mark Sherwin  mark@leadsnearby.com Lead Near By  Leadsnearby.com

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BONUS: Another Frustrating.....win | 'It's Always Gameday in Kansas City'

The Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 31:01


From 'It's Always Gameday in Kansas City' (subscribe here), The Chiefs win again but for the second straight week struggle against a bad opponent. We search for answers on if these are long term or short term issues To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Everything Envy Podcast
113) Working With Brands - The Sometimes Frustrating Moments

Everything Envy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 25:40


We have learned SO much this past year in working with brands and doing collaborations.  And yet, with all of that experience, we still have to deal with some not so pleasant situations. Hi! We're Margaret and Stetson, the mother-daughter team and CEOs of Everything Envy. As content creators, we inspire women to create stylish & organized systems with the latest trends & home finds. As entrepreneurs, we strive to inspire other business owners through our journey of running a successful online business, and this is what our podcast is mostly about. But we also talk about other stuff that we deal with in just being women. Have a listen and if you like what you hear, do us a favor and give us a 5 star review and tell us what you love about the podcast! Shoot us a DM so we can shout you out! XO, Margaret & Stetson Follow us on Instagram @Everything.Envy Watch the Everything Envy Livestream on our Amazon Storefront Start a 14 Day FREE Trial with Click Funnels Start your Free 30 Day Pro Version of Canva... Our Favorite Graphics Tool --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/everythingenvypodcast/support

Show & Vern
BONUS: Another Frustrating.....win | 'It's Always Gameday in Kansas City'

Show & Vern

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 31:01


From 'It's Always Gameday in Kansas City' (subscribe here), The Chiefs win again but for the second straight week struggle against a bad opponent. We search for answers on if these are long term or short term issues To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Not Adding Up
Episode 19: The Frustrating Death of Mitrice Richardson

Not Adding Up

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 75:49


Mitrice was a recent college graduate who lived with her great-grandmother in LA while working two jobs. She aspired to obtain a doctorate in child psychology and work with children in the foster system. Unfortunately, she did not get the opportunity to pursue these goals. Amid a seeming mental episode, Mitrice was arrested by the LA Sheriff's Department in September 2009. She was released with no cell phone, no wallet, and over 20 miles from her vehicle a little after midnight. While there was a sighting of Mitrice just a few hours after her release, it would be months before a more gruesome discovery would be made. Sources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12SOAk97Q7hlkhiVI9XVKvjHTuev-SeHm6evE7TFaTJc/edit?usp=sharing --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Celtics Talk
POSTGAME POD: Celtics suffer frustrating loss to Golden State Warriors in NBA Finals rematch

Celtics Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 25:20


The Boston Celtics lose a frustrating one to the Golden State Warriors, 123-107, in the first game between the teams since last year's Finals. Golden State led for the final 42 minutes of the game and have now beaten the Celtics in four straight games dating back to last year. 1:00- Chris Forsberg and Abby Chin react to the loss and what it says about this team, especially Jayson Tatum, and where they actually stand as they look to avenge last year's Finals loss7:22- Brian Scalabrine, Eddie House and Kendrick Perkins join Amina Smith to offer instant reaction and Perk explains why he thinks Tatum looked ‘spooked' vs. Golden State15:40- Tatum reacts to the loss, his poor shooting performance and why he needs to be better in situations like that20:11- Joe Mazzulla and Malcolm Brogdon react to Tatum's poor performance21:00- Jaylen Brown admits Boston played tense at times, but explains why the team's issues in this game weren't the same ones that doomed them last June Presented by 24AutoGroup.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Psychology In Seattle Podcast
Is One Taste a Sex Cult? (Orgasm Inc.)

Psychology In Seattle Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 96:23


Dr Kirk and Humberto review the Netflix documentary, Orgasm Inc.00:46 Introduction to OneTaste 07:27 Psychopathic exploitation19:33 Frustrating headlines24:14 "Orgasmic Meditation"29:50 Participant motivations52:41 Is it a cult? 1:20:55 Denying victims & heteronormativity 1::29:50 Allegations & ratingsFrom our sponsor, Policygenius: Need an insurance policy? Try PolicygeniuFrom our sponsor, BetterHelp: Need a therapist? Try BetterHelp! https://www.betterhelp.com/kirkGet started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Discount code “KIRK" will be automatically applied.Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/PsychologyInSeattleEmail: https://www.psychologyinseattle.com/contactMerch: https://teespring.com/stores/psychology-in-seattleCameo: https://www.cameo.com/kirkhondaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/psychologyinseattle/Facebook Official Page: https://www.facebook.com/PsychologyInSeattle/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kirk.hondaThe Psychology In Seattle Podcast ®Trigger Warning: This episode may include topics such as assault, trauma, and discrimination. If necessary, listeners are encouraged to refrain from listening and care for their safety and well-being.Disclaimer: The content provided is for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing here constitutes personal or professional consultation, therapy, diagnosis, or creates a counselor-client relationship. Topics discussed may generate differing points of view. If you participate (by being a guest, submitting a question, or commenting) you must do so with the knowledge that we cannot control reactions or responses from others, which may not agree with you or feel unfair. Your participation on this site is at your own risk, accepting full responsibility for any liability or harm that may result. Anything you write here may be used for discussion or endorsement of the podcast. Opinions and views expressed by the host and guest hosts are personal views. Although, we take precautions and fact check, they should not be considered facts and the opinions may change. Opinions posted by participants (such as comments) are not those of the hosts. Readers should not rely on any information found here and should perform due diligence before taking any action. For a more extensive description of factors for you to consider, please see www.psychologyinseattle.com

NY Giants Weekly
Week 13: Frustrating Giants tie Commanders

NY Giants Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 60:53


The New York Giants snapped their losing streak but didn't get back into the win column, instead tying against division rival Washington. The Giants struggled on offense once again with Daniel Jones failing to make big plays, Saquon Barkley ineffective in the running game and not enough talent at receiver, New York just couldn't put the Commanders away This episode is presented by Mojo, turn playmakers into money-makers on the first app that allows fans to buy and sell stock in their favorite athletes. Download Mojo today, must be 21+, must be physically present in New Jersey to execute trades and please trade responsibly. 

Locked On Jazz - Daily Podcast On The Utah Jazz
POSTCAST - Frustrating loss in the midst of a really strong performance by the Utah jazz in Phoenix

Locked On Jazz - Daily Podcast On The Utah Jazz

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 15:02


The Utah Jazz inability to grab a defensive rebound late in the game cost the Jazz any chance to knock off the top of the West Phoenix Suns. The Jazz battled and played with incredible effort along with a really solid performance Locked On Jazz Podcast